Uber

REGIONAL—N’West Iowa residents can now hail an Uber.

Whether you live in Sheldon, Sioux Center, Hawarden or the Iowa Great Lakes, you can utilize the ride-sharing service, which has been available in most of the Hawkeye State’s metropolitan areas since 2016.

The San Francisco-based technology company announced its statewide expansion Wednesday, Jan. 9:

“Residents and visitors across the state deserve access to affordable and reliable transportation, and now Uber will be available in more Iowa cities than ever. Riders will be able to open the Uber app and request a ride, and driver-partners will be able to go online and accept trip requests.

“So whether they're in Iowa City, Dubuque, Quad Cities or anywhere in between, Iowans will be able to hit the road and earn or request a ride to get wherever they need to go.”

Uber did note that ride wait times will be longer in newly launched areas; however, it expects wait times to decrease in a few months.