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As one of one of Uber’s growing fleet of drivers, Catherine Purcell’s eyes dart between the road and the flashing iPhone on her dashboard.

“I think that they hit the nail in the head as far as a service that was failing the public,” she said.

The San Francisco-based company has expanded to 45 countries, and 205 cities worldwide, becoming one of the most valuable private companies since its launch in 2009.

Despite enthusiasm, the company has had its share of controversy on the road to ride-share domination — running up against traditional taxi lobbies and regulatory hurdles in D.C. and around the country.

Uber is changing the transportation game, for better or worse

As one of one of Uber’s growing fleet of drivers, Catherine Purcell’s eyes dart between the road and the flashing iPhone on her dashboard.

“I think that they hit the nail in the head as far as a service that was failing the public,” she said.

The San Francisco-based company has expanded to 45 countries, and 205 cities worldwide, becoming one of the most valuable private companies since its launch in 2009.

Despite enthusiasm, the company has had its share of controversy on the road to ride-share domination — running up against traditional taxi lobbies and regulatory hurdles in D.C. and around the country.

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