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Thursday November 12th, 2015

Posted at 8:07am

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As of 3pm today, popular ride sharing program Uber is in Windsor.

“Uber’s launch today brings ridesharing to over half a million more Ontarians, who now have access to a safe, reliable, affordable way to get around. Thousands of people in these communities have already downloaded the Uber app and hundreds have signed up to earn on our platform as driver-partners,” said Ian Black, General Manager of Uber Canada. “By launching our service now, we help boost local economies – with the opening of these markets, Uber stands to create more than 500 driver partner jobs in these communities over the next year.”

Uber connects local riders and drivers through the use of a smartphone application.

As part of the arrival of uber the first two rides on uber will be offered free-of-charge for new riders until Sunday, November 15th.

All Canadian rideshare drivers who partner with Uber must pass background checks that include both a National Criminal Record Check of Federal RCMP databases and a drivers’ motor vehicle records screen. In the event of an accident during an uberX trip, ridesharing partners are covered by commercial auto insurance in addition to any insurance coverage maintained by the driver-partner.

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