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Uber makes its way to El Dorado

EL DORADO, Ark. - 29 September 2017

Markeith Cook is no stranger to transportation services.

All Around Transportation is his business, offering mainly long distance rides, but he's picked up a second route with Uber.

"I've actually just signed up last week, and I've had two rides so far," he said.

El Dorado is looking a lot more like a "Boomtown," with Murphy Arts District and Music Fest in full effect, people are looking for rides, and now they have a new choice.

"Monday night I finally activated it, and I was actually about to go in. On my way home I got hit. I was so excited to get that first hit."

The city is proud to see something new and exciting.

They feel like "MAD" is giving them a fresh start, and it's obvious the quaint little town is moving in a new direction.

"I feel like this is kind of like our new little revamp and revitalized situation This is a really good way to bring money back into the community and bring people like me who say oh, I'm never going to come back here. I'm leaving this town, never looking back, here I am," said Abigail Callaway, El Dorado resident.

The city says transportation services have been tried before unsuccessfully, but this time they hope it is.

"We don't have the luxury of having a city bus service. Having folks who have transportation on call is very convenient and helpful for folks," said Mayor Frank Hash.

So as the streets continue to fill up, Cook says he will continue to open his door to passengers who are down for the ride.

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