Uber expands service in southern Missouri

Uber is now available across a large swath of southern Missouri. The ride-hailing company has extended its services to the southern third of the state, including Branson, Joplin and Poplar Bluff.

The expansion comes after Gov. Eric Greitens signed a law establishing statewide regulations for “transportation network companies” like Uber and its competitor Lyft.

Uber most recently launched in Springfield in November of last year, and has been operating in the Columbia, St. Louis and Kansas City markets. Lyft’s activity in the southern part of the state has largely been limited to Springfield.

In a news release, Branson-Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Jeff Seifried called Uber a job creator that “will serve the millions of visitors traveling to Branson, adding more travel convenience to their vacation experience.”

Read more: Springfield News-Leader

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