Uber launches across the border in Niagara Region

NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. (WIVB) – Uber is having a rough ride jump starting in Western New York but Thursday marked the launch of of UberX  across the border in the Niagara, Kingston and Windsor areas

The Niagara Falls Review reports the peer-to-peer ride sharing program will be available to the public starting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

The ride service which uses a mobile app is used in 350 communities worldwide and now is available in Niagar, Kingston and Windsor, Onttario.

Uber Niagara is reporting the first two rides will be free of charge for new riders until Sunday.

In Buffalo, Mayor Byron Brown is in favor of Uber, but the local taxi industry is pressing hard to prevent it from coming to western New York.

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