It's been the talk around campus, and other parts of Missoula, but the Associated Press confirmed early this morning that Uber has filed an application with Montana regulators to operate in the state.

AP reported that Public Service Commission spokesman Eric Sell said Uber subsidiary Rasier's Oct. 20 application was filed after the PSC advised the company its July application was incomplete.

KGVO News previously spoke with Commissioner Travis Kavulla about Uber and he said that he feels much safer with the service.

"I use Uber frequently when I travel," Kavulla said. "When you summon a car, you are able to see the make and model of the car, the license plate number of the car, and the photo of the driver who is coming to pick you up. In that respect I’ve always felt more comfortable in using Uber than in a normal Taxi where, you know, you won’t have a record of the drivers name or the license plate number."

Uber said the company plans to provide services statewide.


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