We heard that Uber was looking into adding local towns to its map back in November, when an ad for drivers appeared in The Pilot. When searching the app then, there was no local service to be found. Now, you have a choice between a car and SUV.
According to the app, a ride from SWAY HQ (145 W. Pennsylvania Ave.) to a Flyers game at Sandhills Community College would cost our team $12.45. A ride to pay a speeding ticket at Moore County Courthouse (no judgment) would run $16.22. If you have a craving for, say, The Chicken Hut in Robbins? $32. Estimate fares through the app, or here.
The company has not responded to requests for information, but we consider it a somewhat predictable move considering the county’s ongoing population growth and Uber’s commitment to hire veterans, active-duty military and their spouses.