PITTSBURGH (CBS/AP) — Uber says it’s expanding its Pittsburgh operations by testing self-driving cars at a former mill site in the city.
The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company announced plans during a community meeting Tuesday to renovate an old locomotive roundhouse at the former LTV coke works site. The site would be home to temporary test roadways for self-driving cars.READ MORE: Kaiser Oakland Medical Center Employee Omicron Outbreak Linked To Wisconsin Wedding
The company says it also plans to break ground in the next few months on another research facility on the 178-acre site known as Almono.READ MORE: Scott Peterson Resentenced To Life Without Parole; Laci's Mom: 'You Will Always Be Their Murderer'
The director of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center says the investments in Pittsburgh are key to the future of transportation.
Several residents welcomed Uber and said it could help attract more companies and jobs to the area. But others feared it wouldn’t benefit the Hazelwood neighborhood.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Parents Who Sent Child With COVID to Corte Madera School Could Face Criminal Charges
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