Uber, Mack-Cali bring ride-sharing perk to Short Hills

The ride-sharing company Uber and Mack-Cali Realty Corp. are expanding a partnership that offers commuter services at four Short Hills properties, they announced Tuesday.

Under the expanded program, Mack-Cali will pay for tenants’ Uber rides up to $10 to and from the office complexes during commuting hours. The program started in February with four Mack-Cali properties located in Metropark.

The properties are:

  • 51 JFK Parkway;
  • 101 JFK Parkway;
  • 103 JFK Parkway
  • 150 JFK Parkway.

“We recognize that convenience is a key factor when it comes to planning and meeting the transportation needs of our tenants,” Michael DeMarco, the Jersey City-based real estate investment trust’s CEO, said in a prepared statement. “Implementing an on-demand transportation service such as Uber has been very well received by our tenants in Metropark, and we’re excited to introduce the pilot program in Short Hills.”

An Uber pickup and dropoff area has been established at each property, where riders can meet up with drivers between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Riders will know the cost before requesting a ride, and any cost above $10 can be billed to a rider’s personal Uber account.

“We’re excited to grow our relationship with Mack-Cali, one of the true leaders in offering flexible transportation options to commuters, by expanding this partnership,” Sarfraz Maredia, Uber’s regional general manager for the Northeast, said in a statement. “The first phase of this partnership has been a tremendous success, and it shows proof of concept that modern office workers want the convenience of ridesharing and the ability to live a more transit-oriented lifestyle.”