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Uber to launch in Traverse City

Uber has announced that they will be expanding their service to Traverse City, Mi. Starting October 17, both Uber X and Uber XL will be available for residents in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) — Uber has announced that they will be expanding their service to Traverse City, Mi. Starting October 17, both Uber X and Uber XL will be available for residents in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties.

Uber allows users to request a ride with the touch of a button on their smartphone. Drivers who pass a background check use their own cars to offer rides on a flexible schedule.

“We know local residents have been calling out for ridesharing and Uber is thrilled to launch today in Traverse City," said Uber Spokesperson Charity Jackson. "We look forward to expanding economic opportunities and transportation options for both local residents and visitors."

This comes after another popular ride sharing app Lyft went live across all of Michigan at the end of August.

To celebrate the launch, Uber is offering up to $15 dollars off your first ride by using the promo code "TRAVERSECITY". That promo will be good until December 15. Over the next few weeks, Uber will be on boarding Traverse City residents interested in driving. For more information on how you can become an Uber driver, follow THIS LINK.

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