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'Ride sharing' begins in Ashland with entrance of Uber and Lyft

Today, ride sharing begins in Ashland.

Posted: Mar 21, 2019 7:43 AM
Updated: Mar 21, 2019 10:53 AM

ASHLAND, Ore. -- Today, ride sharing began in Ashland. 

It has been available to be dropped off in Ashland from other cities. Now, Ashland is a home city for Uber and Lyft: Meaning riders can now be picked up in Ashland. 

Some community members are excited for what ride sharing can potentially do for the economy in downtown, Ashland. Some feel like it will connect the college community with the downtown area, while reducing the risk of drunk driving. 

Some also feel like it will help out the tourism community. Community members said that it will help people getting out of late shows get home safer and quicker. 

Registering to be a driver is a simple process. Simply go their respective websites and sign up. Once approved, drivers pretty much control their own schedules. 

However, there is a catch in Ashland — prospective drivers will need to register as a ride share driver with the Ashland Police Department. 

The Ashland Police Department said that no one had signed up as a ride share driver as of Wednesday. They are expecting many to sign up in the coming days. 

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