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Uber to launch in Ocean City, St. Michaels on Friday

Uber to launch in Ocean City, St. Michaels on Friday

Uber will start offering rides to smartphone-equipped beachgoers and vacationers in Ocean City and St. Michaels at 5 p.m. Friday, the popular rideshare company announced Thursday.

"Uber is growing our Maryland family and heading to the shore — just in time for Memorial Day weekend!" the company said in a statement.

It also announced service in more than 20 other beach towns along the East Coast.

Rides will start with a base fare of $2.76, with 19 cents per minute and $1.52 per mile added after that, Uber said. Uber already operates in Baltimore and Annapolis, and in certain suburbs around the...

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