Uber brings ride-sharing service to Lansing-East Lansing

Jul 24, 2014

The arrival of Uber could affect Lansing-area taxi companies.
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The ride-sharing company called Uber is coming to the Lansing area. An announcement is expected today, which comes on the heels of a new regional approach to the regulation of taxis.

Customers use a smartphone app to summon an Uber driver. The company has used a social media advertising campaign to recruit local drivers.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl spoke with East Lansing mayor Nathan Triplett about how the new rules fit in with the arrival of Uber.