Uber advertisements suggest future Springfield operations

Uber operates in countries around the world, though it has faced many issues with local governments. Photo courtesy of bfishadow/Flickr.
Uber has encountered regulatory issues in the three Missouri markets it has entered. | Courtesy of bfishadow/Flickr.

Uber, the ride-sharing service that’s been met by regulatory roadblocks across Missouri and around the world, may be headed for Springfield.

The San Francisco-based company currently has a job posting looking for drivers in the Springfield area who fit Uber requirements — they’re over 21, own a 4-door vehicle, and are licensed and insured – suggesting that Springfield may be the next Uber town in Missouri.

Uber, which fetches rides for customers using a mobile app, has already entered three markets in the state – Kansas City, St. Louis and Columbia.

According to spokesperson Jaime Moore, there is no official plan to bring Uber to Springfield, but the company will be “exploring opportunities further.”

Under current Springfield city provisions, services like Uber wouldn’t be able to operate in town.

Read more from the Springfield News-Leader


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