MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) - Residents in Marshall, Texas officially have a new way to get around, following the launch of Uber in Harrison County.
A ribbon cutting was held at the Old Harrison County Courthouse at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Rep. Paddie was said to have taken the first local Uber ride in Marshall. Representative Paddie was reportedly instrumental in bringing the car service to the area, according to a Facebook event inviting residents to the ribbon cutting.
Texarkana celebrated its first Uber ride as state Rep. Gary VanDeaver took a ride share from Texarkana College on Tuesday.
VanDeaver co-authored House Bill 100, which allows companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in any city in Texas without needing a municipal ordinance.
Shreveport is still waiting on the ride-sharing company to come to the city. On Tuesday, the Shreveport City Council has removed language from a city ordinance that Uber and Lyft said had discouraged them from launching their ridesharing services in the Red River city.