As we near the end of the year, the rideshare app Uber is planning to expand into new markets in the United States.
In an interview with The Verge, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Dara Khosrowshahi, announced that Uber is “looking at expanding to more states and territories around the world.”
He went on to say that the company is currently testing new areas for expansion and would like to bring its service to “some of the fastest growing markets in America.”
But there’s no guarantee that these new markets will actually get a new ride-hailing app like UberX.
“We want to do this with a lot of patience and a lot thought about the future of the market,” Khosrowshahi said.
“As long as we have a vibrant local marketplace and we have the right regulatory framework, we’re open to it.”
We already know UberX can take people from New York City to Los Angeles and back again in less than an hour, but the company hasn’t said how long it will take to bring UberX to its cities.
And if the company can’t get UberX into these markets, it’s unclear whether or not the company will ever make a return.
In other words, it won’t be long until you see UberX in a city you never thought you would.
The company’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, told the publication he’s excited to bring the service to cities where it hasn’t been before.
“I’m really excited to be bringing this to some of the cities where we haven’t been,” he said.
If you’re planning on driving with UberX, though, you might want to keep your eyes peeled for a change.
The New York Post reports that UberX will be joining the city of New York and the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) in an effort to help curb the citys traffic problems.
UberX’s first major city to use the service will be San Francisco, where the TLC is set to launch an “autonomous fleet” of 20 drivers that will begin rolling out this fall.
But the service is also reportedly planning to launch in Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, and New York.
The LA Times reports that the city is still trying to determine how UberX could operate in the city, and that the service’s drivers will be trained in safety and other issues related to the city.
But if the LA Times is right, UberX won’t even be ready to serve the city for several months.
That means the LA citys drivers could soon be riding on their own, and the service won’t see the kind of surge in riders that it has enjoyed in other cities.
It’s worth noting that the TFLC is currently investigating whether UberX is a violation of the citywide Safe Routes to Work law.
The citys law states that all Uber drivers must complete training, as well as undergo fingerprinting and background checks before being licensed.
The Los Angeles TLC spokesperson told the Post that the department plans to review the issue before approving UberX as a driver.
But as the TLAQ previously reported, Uber has a history of making legal errors, including the infamous UberX driver who stole passengers’ credit cards and left them stranded at a gas station.
Uber is also the subject of a class action lawsuit over the safety of its driver service.
Uber says it’s working to address the issues that the suit raised and that it’s looking forward to launching a new system in Los Angelas that will better protect drivers.
Uber said it will not be able to comment on the status of the suit until the suit is settled.
If the lawsuit ends up being successful, the TLO will likely be able review the companys safety record before approving it for a new driver license.
Uber has also been facing an increasing number of complaints about driver safety.
In March, Uber drivers in California were required to wear seat belts in public.
A similar requirement has been implemented in New York, but Uber has refused to implement that requirement in all of its cities, including Los Angeles.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles says that Uber should be required to install seat belts at all times for its drivers, including in the vehicle itself.
Uber also recently came under fire after a video surfaced showing an UberX customer who was allegedly assaulted by a driver in an elevator in New Orleans.
Uber claims the video was staged.
But while the UberX video does not show the alleged assault, the video does show an Uber driver striking the woman in the elevator with a closed fist.
The incident took place in the early hours of March 3, just days after Uber launched in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
New Brunswick police say the incident happened on March 7, just after a customer in a nearby bar posted a video to YouTube.
In the video, a woman in her 30s was seen hitting a man in the head with a shopping bag.
Police say the man sustained a minor