Uber could be coming to Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ga. – Uber could be cruising into Columbus.  Uber is a ride sharing app that is already in hundreds of cities across the country.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson tells us Uber says they’d like to come to Columbus.  She says the city is working with the Taxi Cab Commission in hopes of a smooth transition.

Columbus State University student Javontae Smith has taken Uber multiple times in his hometown of Atlanta.

“I think it’ll be great.  It’ll give the students more opportunities to get around like me.  I haven’t really explored because I don’t have car so, it’ll give me a change to explore and get out more,” Smith said.

Uber recently returned to the streets of Auburn.  The city says Uber left in early 2015 due to regulatory issues that did not meet with Uber’s business model.

Mayor Tomlinson says Columbus plans to look at business models from other cities that already have Uber.

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