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Shreveport adds Uber

  • Joel Rodgers

February 15th is National Singles Day. It’s also the day Uber, a smartphone app that connects riders and drivers, officially launched in Shreveport.

Yes, just in time to cash in on 50% off Valentine’s candy, we know!

The General Manager of Uber Louisiana released this statement on Wednesday;

“Starting tomorrow, Shreveport residents will have access to reliable rides and flexible work opportunities at the push of a button,” said David Brightman, General Manager of Uber Louisiana.  “We are thrilled to bring Uber to the Shreveport community and appreciate the hard work of Mayor Tyler, Council member Bowman, and the entire Shreveport City Council, who paved the way for this launch.  Access to safe rides and flexible earning opportunities shouldn’t stop at city limits, which is why it’s time for the Louisiana Legislature to pass one clear set of rules for ride-sharing throughout the state.”

In September, council members removed language from the hold-harmless clause from the city charter in an attempt to attract Uber, Lyft and other such companies.

Left is been on Shreveport streets since October. Now it’s Uber’s turn.

Uber launched Thursday at 12 p.m., and by watching the app, it looks like Shreveport is loving Uber more than marked down chocolate.

If you’d like to drive with Uber click here: https://www.uber.com/a/carousel-vs-1?var=uni5&exp=70612_t2&city_name=national&utm_source=Bing_Brand&utm_campaign=search-bing-brand_1_-99_us-nationaltier1_d_txt_acq_cpc_en-us_uber%20driver_kwd-35394648504%3Aloc-190_%7Bcreative%7D_4372379399_e_c_track-jan21generalupdate_restructure&cid=112583974&adg_id=4372379399&fi_id=&match=e&net=o&dev=c&dev_m=%7Bdevicemodel%7D&cre=%7Bcreative%7D&kwid=kwd-35394648504%3Aloc-190&kw=uber%20driver&placement=%7Bplacement%7D&tar=%7Btarget%7D&msclkid=6ee197bd256619e4d614cd3b43b02bc2&gclid=CKGf2_XUqdkCFUyTxQIdVNgC7A&gclsrc=ds&dclid=CP7pgPbUqdkCFUORaQodBfYJLw

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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