Uber reports 5 million rides in NC

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Uber says it has completed more than five million rides in North Carolina since launching here two years ago.

The company, which uses a mobile app to pair riders and drivers, says it has created more than 23,000 job opportunities in the state. It says Uber drivers have made about $50 million in North Carolina, including $4 million by UberMILITARY partners.

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Uber says those five million rides have logged nearly 30 million miles, which is more than 120 trips to the moon.

Earlier this year state lawmakers developed regulations for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. The rules came as taxi drivers demanded changes to help make sure the services played by similar rules as their business.