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Uber Expanding Ride-Hailing Service In Pennsylvania

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Sarah Kovash
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90.5 WESA

 

Ride-hailing service Uber is expanding its reach in Pennsylvania.

The San-Francisco-based company says it will begin operating in the seven-county region surrounding Pittsburgh, including Washington, Greene, Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong and Butler counties Thursday evening.

The expansion also includes DuBois, Gettysburg, greater Williamsport, Johnstown and Altoona.

Company officials said the service will now cover 90 percent of residents in the state.

Uber allows people to use a smartphone app to book and pay for a car service.

Thirty-eight more counties in the state will be covered in all.

As part of the expansion, Uber has lowered fare prices in numerous municipalities including Harrisburg, York and Reading.