Uber is expanding its ride-hailing business in New York City, announcing the launch of a new division in the Bronx.
The move comes amid mounting controversy over the ride-sharing service’s controversial drivers and the alleged sexual harassment of female drivers.
Uber has faced backlash from several women who claim they were sexually harassed by some of its drivers, including one who accused Uber of sexual assault.
Uber announced Tuesday that it is expanding the service to the Bronx, where the company operates a fleet of more than 1,600 vehicles.
Uber drivers in New England, including those in the boroughs of Plymouth and New Bedford, will be eligible to participate in the new program.
The expansion comes amid growing concerns about Uber’s drivers, and the controversy surrounding its alleged sexual misconduct.