JACKSON, Miss.-Several Mississippi cities are welcoming Uber as a new form of transportation.
Already present in the Capitol city, Uber has now announced they’ll be taking their services to Oxford, Hattiesburg, Gulfport, and Biloxi.
The company was regulated by legislators during the session in 2016. Gov. Bryant signed HB1381 that would allow the company to function in the state as long as yearly dues were paid in the amount of $5,000 and the company or their drivers would be required to have insurance to cover passengers.
The service allows you to book a ride right through your smartphone by downloading the company’s mobile app. You choose a location, and a driver and your ride will arrive within minutes. Payment is also made through the app. after setting up a profile.
The goal of the service is to get people from point A to point B safely and hopes to cut down on drinking and driving.