June 28, 2017

Uber plans to resume ride-hailing operations in Alaska in June



Alaska State Capitol Building
By Jay Galvin from Pleasanton, CA, USA (Alaska State Capitol Building) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Alaska’s transportation options are about to grow as ride-hailing companies prepare to re-enter the market.

Uber competitor Lyft doesn’t yet have a time frame for when it will come to Alaska, said communications manager Scott Coriell.

“We obviously need (the) bill to be signed first,” Coriell said in an email, adding that the company is excited to launch in Alaska “as soon as possible.”

The app-based services allow people to hail a ride using their smartphones and also pay automatically through the app, eliminating cash from the transaction.

Uber debuted in Alaska in 2014. But the company clashed  […]

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