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Uber Launches In Medford

Uber has officially launched in Medford, offering rides as far north to Roseburg and south to Ashland.

Posted: Dec 1, 2017 11:47 AM
Updated: Dec 1, 2017 11:56 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Uber has officially launched in Medford, offering rides as far north to Roseburg and south to Ashland. Back in October, the Medford City Council approved regulations that would allow the operation of Transportation Network Companies. 

The ridesharing service began accepting requests at 9 a.m. on December 1st followed by a ceremonial first ride by city council members in Vogel Plaza.


"Ridesharing will provide our city with greatly desired transportation options at no cost to taxpayers,” said Medford City Council member Kevin Stine. “Medford residents will now be able to hail an Uber through their mobile device and get a safe ride home whenever they need it. Ridesharing will also provide complimentary service to public transportation. I am excited to welcome ridesharing services like Uber to Medford."

To celebrate the launch, Uber is offering all riders $5 off trips for up to 5 trips from launch to midnight on Friday, Dec. 8th. Passengers just have to enter the code MEDFORD5. 

The service area for Uber will extend north to Roseburg, south to Ashland, and west to Grants Pass. The app can be downloaded to any iOS or Android device. 

Uber currently operates in more than 600 cities and 70 countries around the world.

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