Uber ride-share service posts job listing for Huntsville driver

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - If you're coming out of a local bar and need a lift, Uber allows you to catch a ride with just a few clicks on an iPhone app. Now Huntsville residents may soon be able to take advantage of the service.

On May 7th, Uber posted a job listing for an Uber driver in Huntsville.

The job offers up to $20 an hour and the ability to make your own schedule.

When asked about the listing, Mayor Tommy Battle said he hadn't heard anything official from the company, despite discussions with representatives in the past.

"We'd love to have them come to town, they'd be a great asset for us," said Mayor Battle.

In March, the city paved the way for ride share services like Uber by updating a city transportation ordinance.

Last month a state legislator introduced a bill that would explicitly allow web-based Transportation Network Companies in the state.
It would also prevent local governments from imposing additional regulations on the ride-share services.

The ride share service is offered in 57 countries, and more than 150 U.S. cities, including Auburn and Tuscaloosa.