The ridesharing company that's expanding into B.C. plans to operate in Kelowna and Kamloops.

Uride will commence operations in Kelowna at noon, May 5. The company plans to also operate in Kamloops but that launch date has yet to be written in stone. Uride founder and CEO Cody Ruberto said the Kamloops announcement is expected shortly after May 5. 

Uride also has plans to offer the service in Victoria, Nanaimo and Prince George.

“We’re working hard to bring safe and reliable transportation to all underserved markets in Canada,” Ruberto said in a media release.

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“The people of Kelowna deserve to have reliable transportation options, and we’re excited to work with the community to prevent impaired driving and get people home safe,” he said.

Uride expressed interest in operating in Kelowna in 2019 but ridesharing businesses have faced many delays in their efforts to enter some B.C. markets.

The service operates 24 hours a day and the company is currently looking for drivers in Kelowna.

For more information, and to apply to be a driver, check out the Uride website here.

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