App connects riders and drivers in Michigan

WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Uber is headed to West Michigan.

Thursday at noon the ride service will be available in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Flint.

The app "Uber" connects riders with drivers with what the organization calls "convenient, seamless, safe and reliable transportation choices for Michigan residents and visitors."

Uber is already available in Detroit, and has been met with controversy in many cities across the U.S. with complaints from taxi drivers that its jeopardizing their business and questions about the reliability and safety of its drivers.