Macomb Co. project offers jury duty rides via Uber

Associated Press

Mount Clemens — A pilot project is offering jury duty transportation via ride-hailing business Uber.

Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh says that when residents get a jury summons they can access up to a $20 ride each way or $40 round-trip to and from Macomb County Circuit Court in Mount Clemens.

Sabaugh says that in most cases that will cover the full cost of a ride. Jurors that live a long way away might need to pay a portion of the actual cost.

In a statement, Sabaugh says some jurors have difficulty finding transportation and some are concerned about finding parking or driving in bad weather. She says the 60-day pilot project is putting “innovation into the justice system” to ensure that defendants get a jury of their peers.