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Amish man puts new spin on ride-sharing with Amish Uber
An Amish man has started an "Amish Uber"
with a horse and carriage.
Timothy Hochstedler started giving people
rides in his horse and buggy in Colon, Mich.
[Timothy Hochstedler , Amish Uber driver]
"Uber is a cool thing, every single year something new comes
in and Uber is hot right now, so we have the Amish Uber.
We can deliver people to their front doorsteps.”
He charges just $5 a ride.
People who want a ride, though, must flag
down Hochstedler as he's driving by.
Riders said they enjoyed themselves, taking in
the scenery while getting to their destinations.
[Becky Phelps, Amish Uber rider]
"I don't think there's Uber down here, so it's pretty cool.
It gives people that option that can't drive or
don't want to drive or shouldn't drive.”