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Uber Expands Spanish-Language Service to L.A., Chicago

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In this Wednesday, March 18, 2015, photo the Uber app displays on a smart phone cars available for a pick up in downtown Manhattan.AP

“Un Uber por favor.”

Starting Tuesday, uberESPAÑOL will be available in Los Angeles and Orange County, California as well as Chicago.

“UberESPAÑOL is a great way for Spanish speaking riders across Southern California to access safe, reliable and affordable rides with ease,” said Uber spokesperson Tatiana Winograd.

The service had launched earlier this year in Phoenix, Tucson and San Diego,

“We are always looking at ways to make the app more seamless and user friendly, and for those in our community who speak Spanish, UberESPANOL allows them to connect to drivers who speak Spanish so they can get to where they need to go in the language of their choice,” said Winograd.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2013 Latinos make up around 48 percent of the population in Los Angeles County and roughly 34 percent of the people living in Orange County. In Chicago, the U.S. Census Bureau reports Latinos comprise nearly 29 percent of the city’s total population as of 2010.

The company says they expect uberESPAÑOL to continue to expand into new markets in the future.


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