Ridesharing comes to Fredericton, other cities to follow

After a years-long wait, New Brunswick’s major cities will be able to access ridesharing services in the coming months.

Uride, a Canadian company founded in Thunder Bay, Ont., announced last week its ridesharing service would roll out in Fredericton — just in time for Halloween.

It’s the first company to offer ridesharing service in New Brunswick.

“We’re incredibly excited to be offering services in Fredericton, just ahead of Halloween,” said Uride Founder and CEO Cody Ruberto.

“We are passionate about people having access to safe, reliable transportation. New Brunswickers deserve this new option to get around and we’re happy to make it happen.”

Operating similar to existing services like Uber and Lyft, Uride serves 17 small or medium-sized Canadian cities.

Fredericton is Uride’s first East Coast location.

The company said it’s starting with service in Fredericton, with a plan to phase in an expanded service area to the Fredericton International Airport, New Maryland and Oromocto.

Uride is now recruiting drivers in Moncton and Saint John with plans to open soon in those cities.

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