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Uber's ride-request app.
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Uber has agreed to pay Montana half-a-million dollars as part of a multi-state settlement over a data breach within the ride-sharing company of driver’s personal information.

Missoulian Jared Broxterman says he likes the flexibility and pay of being an Uber driver.
Mike Albans

Last month Uber drove into Big Sky Country. The world-wide private ride-hailing company started service in Butte, Bozeman, Helena, Billings, Missoula, and Great Falls. That’s giving locals a shot at a new income stream, and residents more choices for public transportation.

This Uber car has been seen around Missoula since this fall.
Josh Burnham

Uber, the booming ride-sharing platform that allows just about anyone to turn their car into a taxi business, is now legal in Montana.

Public Service Commission spokesperson Eric Sell says Uber’s October 20 application for a license to operate in Montana was granted in a four to one vote by the Commissioners.

Uber Applies To Operate In Montana

Aug 7, 2015

Hailing a cab with the tap of a finger is becoming a reality for Montanans. A new set of rules approved by regulators Tuesday brings the state one step closer.

Regulators Clear The Way For Uber & Lyft In Montana

Aug 4, 2015
Montana regulators Tuesday approved new rules to let rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft serve Montanans.
Flickr user Adam Fagan (CC-BY-NC-SA-2)

Montana regulators Tuesday approved new rules to let rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft serve Montanans.

A Senate bill passed last spring spurred the Public Service Commission to pass regulations for a new class of license. The bill no longer allows taxi and limousine operators to block competitors.