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Uber to expand into Greenwood, Newberry counties

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Uber announced on Tuesday it would be expanding service in South Carolina to Newberry County and Greenwood County.  

“The communities in Newberry and Greenwood asked for Uber’s safe, affordable transportation options and flexible work opportunities - and we are thrilled to answer that call,” said Uber South Carolina General Manager Michael Black.  “Soon, residents and visitors will be able to open the Uber app, tap a button, and get a reliable ride in minutes. “

In addition to rides, Uber offers people the chance to make money as a driver and set their own work hours.

“We are thrilled that Uber is expanding their services to the City of Newberry, further expanding the transportation options available to our residents,” said Matt DeWitt, City Manager of the City of Newberry.  

Michael McCarthy, founder of the Bring Uber to Greenwood campaign, added, "Greenwood is the largest city in South Carolina without public transportation. I am thrilled Uber is coming to Greenwood because it is sure to create job opportunities for people, support the city's economy, and most importantly provide safe transportation. More people will able to make it to work, more people able to make it to their doctors visits. For the cost of a drink, someone can make it home safely from a fun night out laughing with friends and listening to music."

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