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Uber is coming to Ogden next week.
The ride-hailing company, which is already in Salt Lake City, mentioned the expansion on its Utah-specific Twitter account Friday afternoon. The company also has launched a first-in-the-nation service, called uberSKI, in Utah. It offers rides in cars that have all-wheel drive and the ability to carry skis and snowboards.
The company said last week that it will offer service to all major ski resorts along the Wasatch Front, and that the service is available by clicking on the uberSKI icon on its smartphone app.
The app connects riders with nearby drivers who use their own cars. Riders can see how others have rated the driver, what the driver will charge and when the ride will arrive. Drivers, in turn, can see how colleagues have rated the rider. All payments are made through an app.
Ride-hailing companies say they perform background checks on drivers, and they usually provide $1 million in insurance.
Such companies keep 20 percent of each fare but maintain that the driver is the one providing the service.