The Montana Public Service Commission just approved the authorization for the first technology network carrier transportation company to operate in Montana. Uber is said to be an affordable and safe on-demand ride-share option.

According to the Billings Gazette,

A map submitted with Uber's application shows it intends to operate statewide. Montana was one of the few remaining states where Uber, or a similar app-based ride service, did not operate. The license approved Tuesday authorizes Uber to operate statewide, although it is likely to limit operations to a few core cities, at least to start. In April, the company announced its intentions to bring the service to Missoula and Helena as part of its Rural Roads Initiative. Uber has since created Facebook pages to recruit drivers for Missoula, Helena and Billings, suggesting those cities could be the first in the state.

For more information, including an idea of what the service would cost in Montana, visit