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uber Winsted, Connecticut

What is Uber you may ask?  Is Uber available in Winsted, Connecticut It’s the coolest and cheapest private driver service. And Yes! Uber is available Winsted, Connecticut!  In fact, there is an appfor that available on both  iPhone, Android and Windows phones! The following are a few helpful hints tips and trick to help your very first Uber ride in Winsted, Connecticut Just think about traveling to Winsted, Connecticut for your vacation  or business trip.  You might think that the only way around is with a traditional, expensive taxi service or by public transportation which takes hours to get from one destination to another.

The lions share of consumers traveilng around the United States believe that these modes of transportation are reputable and would never try to scam a tourist or business traveler that has not had a chance to familiarize themselves with the area they are visiting. After your reservations with the airline have been confirmed, and your hotel accomidations have been solidified, the only thing left on your todo list is figure out how you will get around town once you arrive.  The nicer resorts and hotels have a shuttle service that will take you to and from the airport.   But if your hotel does not have a shuttle, nor is near a bus stop; then really you only have 3 choices left.

  1. Friends or Relatives
  2. Traditional Taxicab
  3. Uber
TaxiCabs have been in business in the USA since the invention of the autombile.  Millions use traditional taxicabs all the time.  Their big disadvantage is price and inconvience.  If you are in densley populated area, you can usually hail a cab in 5 minutes, however, if you live in sparsley populated area, a cab can take 45 minutes to pick you up.

How To Use Uber in Winsted, Connecticut

The following steps will make using Uber in Winsted, Connecticut a breeze.
  1. It is easy to register.  Start by clicking the graphic banner at the bottom to recieve your discount code. Once you are registered, the next step is to download the App by Uber from the app store, next you need to input your credit card account details, and verify that you have recieved your first time riders  Discount Code for a FREE Ride. It is required that you enter the uber discount code prior to requesting your  very first Uber ride in Winsted, Connecticut.
  2. . Verify how many Uber Winsted, Connecticutcars are available to pickup riders close to your location in Winsted, Connecticut
  3. Next check how many cars, employed by Uber, are in the Winsted, Connecticut area and are can pickup riders that are in your current eighborhood.
  4. Now it is time to summon a ride. The nearest driver for Uber driver in the Winsted, Connecticut area gets the request, via their Uber Partners app, with your pickup destination.
  5. Make sure that you wither call or text the Uber driver with any information the driver will need to find you, such as out in front of a business.  Reminder:  If you live in a gated community, Do not forget to text the driver with your gate code!
  6.  After the ride is complete, it is time to rat your experience.  Please be mindful that a negative rating can severely hurt a drivers reputation, so only rate low if absolutely necessary.
  7.  Its time to pay.  Stop reaching for your wallet.  All fares are taken care of via the credit card stored on your account.  But don't fret, the first fare is on us.  Tipping is appreciated, but not required (there is nowhere to add a tip,so it will have to be a cash tp).

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Winsted, Connecticut Information:

Winsted, Connecticut
CDP
Sarah E. Harvey, Winsted, Connecticut, ca. 1877, Princeton University Art Museum
Sarah E. Harvey, Winsted, Connecticut, ca. 1877, Princeton University Art Museum
Nickname(s): Laurel City
Winsted, Connecticut is located in Connecticut
Winsted, Connecticut
Winsted, Connecticut
Location within the state of Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°55′21″N 73°4′11″W / 41.92250°N 73.06972°W / 41.92250; -73.06972
State Connecticut
County Litchfield
Incorporated 1858 (borough)
1917 (city)
Government
 • Type Council-manager
 • Town manager Dale L. Martin
 • Mayor Mary Ann Welcome
Area
 • Total 4.8 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 709 ft (216 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,321
 • Density 1,563.6/sq mi (603.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 06063, 06094, 06098
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-87350
GNIS feature ID 0212198
Website http://www.townofwinchester.org/

Winsted is a census-designated place and an incorporated city in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. It is part of the town of Winchester, Connecticut. The population was 7,321 at the 2000 census.

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Pictures
  • 3 Geography
  • 4 Demographics
  • 5 Public transportation
  • 6 Notable people
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

History[edit]

Winsted in 1836, a woodblock print drawn by John Warner Barber

Settled in 1750, the city of Winsted was formed at the junction of the Mad River and Still River, and was one of the first mill towns in Connecticut. Manufactured products started with scythes at the Winsted Manufacturing Company in 1792. The city is within the town of Winchester, and its name derives from the fact that it is the business center for the towns of Winchester and Barkhamsted.

Winsted, along with New Haven, Connecticut, was a center for the production of mechanical clocks in the 1900s. The Gilbert Clock Company, located along the Still River north of town, was founded in 1871 by William L. Gilbert (1806‑1890) and became one of the largest clock companies in the world around the start of the 20th century.

The Gilbert School is a private secondary school that serves as the public high school for the town of Winchester.

In 1955, Hurricane Connie and Hurricane Diane passed over Connecticut within one week, flooding the Mad River and Still River through downtown. The Mad River, which parallels Main Street, caused flooding up to 10 feet deep through the center of town. This damaged the buildings between Main Street and the river such that all buildings on that side of Main Street through the center of town were subsequently removed and Main Street widened to 4 lanes. The buildings on the north side of Main Street for the most part survived and were repaired. Further downstream, the Still River flowed between the buildings of the Gilbert Clock Company. The flooding caused extensive damage to their buildings, and this was the final blow to a company which was already in poor financial condition.

The Northwestern Connecticut Community College was founded in 1965 by Winsted residents, including Ralph Nader's older brother, Shafeek. It occupies the original Gilbert School building. NCCC was one of the first four community colleges in Connecticut, and is accredited by both the Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. The Northwestern Community College Foundation was incorporated in 1981 to support the mission of Northwestern Connecticut Community College to provide higher education to students pursuing post-secondary study. NCCF generates private funds for the purpose of benefiting the students attending NCCC and the community of Winsted.

In 2013, Henry Centrella, the former city Finance Director, was served a complaint, which stated that over $2.2 million was misappropriated during his 30-year tenure.

Pictures[edit]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.7 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (3.31%) is water. Winsted is at the confluence of the Still River and Mad River. This Mad River is one of seven in New England, one other of which is also in CT. The city is laid out in a horseshoe-shaped valley ringed by seven hills; two other hills stand amid this, making a total of nine named hills. Formerly divided into East and West Winsted, the distinction (and local feuding) more or less died out over the decades, until today there is no memory of the division at all. There are five stone churches in a crescent from E-W, with the Soldier's Monument on Camp Hill in their exact center. Case Mt. runs south above the Still River to Burr Mt.

The city is the site of a recent series of apocalyptic novels by local author James Farrell, "Arheled". An elaborate mythology is woven around the city, centering on the stone towers as forts of power against a final onset of Chaos, revealed by the enimagtic entity Arheled/Glooskap. As the series progresses, dragons and Frost-giants as well as many mythological characters are revealed to be lurking in human form in the city: Giants in the shape of men teach at the College, and half the local teenagers were secretly sired by a dragon in human form, and turn into monsters: and the Wild Man of Winsted, a local caveman sighting, comes into the fray as well. The series takes place in an alternate 2011-2012, and ends with the Last Battle taking place in Winsted.

The city is crossed by U.S. Route 44, Connecticut Route 8, Connecticut Route 183 and Connecticut Route 263.

Demographics[edit]

See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,321 people, 3,072 households, and 1,889 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,563.6 people per square mile (604.0/km2). There were 3,370 housing units at an average density of 719.7 per square mile (278.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.28% White, 1.53% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population.

There are 3,072 households of which 27.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,202, and the median income for a family was $51,044. Males had a median income of $37,837 versus $25,990 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,804. 7.3% of the population and 4.3% of families were below the poverty line. Of the total population, 9.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Public transportation[edit]

The closest major airport is 'BDL', Bradley International Airport, outside of Hartford. Amtrak stations within a 30-mile radius include Windsor, CT WND, Hartford HFD, Berlin, CT BER, and Springfield, MA SPG. Greyhound Lines also has a bus station.

The Northwest Connecticut Transit District operates a weekday bus service and dial-a-ride service.

Notable people[edit]

  • Bob Buttafuso, co-starred in 2012 Reality TV series "American Digger" on Spike TV
  • Crane Brinton, historian
  • James P. Glynn, congressman
  • John Groppo, businessman and politician
  • David Halberstam, journalist and author
  • Samuel B. Horne (1843-1928), a Medal of Honor recipient in the American Civil War, entered service in Winsted and is buried there.
  • Arphaxed Loomis, congressman
  • Mason Hale, educator
  • Ralph Nader, author and activist
  • Rose Nader, activist
  • Henry R. Pease, senator
  • Charles H. Smith, historian of science
  • James Wakefield (1825-1910), former U.S. Representative

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Town of Winchester, Connecticut Government". Web page. Town of Winchester. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Town of Winchester web site". Web page. Town of Winchester. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Although Winsted is recognized by the state as an incorporated city (it is listed as such in the State Register and Manual), it was removed from the rolls of Census-recognized incorporated cities sometime between 1970 and 1980. The Census Bureau decided to stop recognizing Winsted as an incorporated place because the city does not maintain a separate, active existence from the town of Winchester, and because the nature of its relationship with the town of Winchester makes it more of a special-purpose district than a general-purpose municipality.
  4. ^ 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
  5. ^ "State of Connecticut Compliant". Web page. State of Connecticut. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Samuel B. Horne". Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "WAKEFIELD, James Beach, (1825 - 1910)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 

External links[edit]

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Why Is Uber Better than TaxiCab?

Uber has two advanatges over a traditional taxicab service.

Price -  Uber costs less per ride than a traditional taxi service.  Because drivers use their own personal vehicles instead of a costly commercial fleet, their costs are much lower than a traditional taxicab service.

Convience - Uber is an app based service with a clean and simple UI.  Uber uses GPS coordinates to pinpoint the closest driver.  They give you an updated Estimated Time of Arrival, for both when your Uber driver arrives at your door, and also an ETA for when are supposed to arrive at your destination.


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