A second ride-sharing company is coming to Rapid City.
Uber drivers will soon be seen driving around the city after Rapid City's Finance Department approved a license to Raiser, a San Francisco-based transportation company, to operate Uber services, according to a news release from the city.
Raiser sent in its application and $1,500 fee in May, and it was approved Friday after a review by the the finance and police departments.
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In late April, Uber announced it had received its sales tax license from the state of South Dakota and that it would start offering its ride-sharing service there. A company representative said at the time that it hoped to begin operating in May in Sioux Falls.
The company is based in San Francisco and says it serves 75 million riders with 3 million drivers. South Dakota is the last state to allow Uber.
It's primary competitor Lyft, has been in Rapid City since 2017 after initially offering the service in Sioux Falls. Lyft also is available in Pierre and Aberdeen, according to the company's website.