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8/1/2017 3:42:00 PM
Uber announces expansion to Newberry and Greenwood

Today, Uber is proud to announce it will soon be expanding its service area in South Carolina to include Newberry County and Greenwood County.

Uber announced Tuesday, August 1, 2017 that they will be expanding their service are in South Carolina to include Newberry County and Greenwood County.

“The communities in Newberry and Greenwood asked for Uber’s safe, affordable transportation options and flexible work opportunities—and we are thrilled to answer that call,” said Uber South Carolina General Manager Michael Black. “Soon, residents and visitors will be able to open the Uber app, tap a button, and get a reliable ride in minutes. If you are interested in earning money by driving with Uber on your own schedule, we encourage you to sign up on our website as soon as possible.”

Uber offers people a new way to work—on their own terms. People choose Uber because it offers them the autonomy and flexibility that comes with being their own boss. Individuals interested in driving on the Uber platform can sign up on Uber’s website.   

“We are thrilled that Uber is expanding its services to the City of Newberry, further expanding the transportation options available to our residents,” said Matt DeWitt, City Manager of the City of Newberry. “Uber prides itself on its service for riders and drivers, with more than 5 billion trips completed, and we know they plan on delivering the same high-quality service to our residents in the City of Newberry, which they deserve!”   

Michael McCarthy, founder of the Bring Uber to Greenwood campaign, said: “Greenwood is the largest city in South Carolina without public transportation. I am thrilled Uber is coming to Greenwood because it is sure to create job opportunities for people, support the city’s economy, and most importantly, provide safe transportation. More people will able to make it to work, more people able to make it to their doctor’s visits. For the cost of a drink, someone can make it home safely from a fun night out laughing with friends and listening to music.”

In 2015, South Carolina passed a statewide framework for ridesharing, establishing one set of rules that allows Uber’s safe rides and earning opportunities to grow throughout the state.  

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