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Uber expanding ride-hailing service in Pennsylvania

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 4, 2016 1:20 PM
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(Washington) -- Ride-hailing service Uber is expanding its reach in Pennsylvania.

The San-Francisco-based company says it will begin operating in Gettysburg Thursday evening.

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

The expansion also includes Washington, Greene, Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong and Butler counties and DuBois, greater Williamsport, Johnstown and Altoona.

Company officials say the service will now over 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.

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