OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Uber has announced that it will begin offering rides beachgoers and vacationers in Ocean City and St. Michaels, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/1Gu6dLc ) that the popular rideshare company announced Thursday in a statement that it will start servicing people in those areas beginning Friday.

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The company also announced service in more than 20 other beach towns along the East Coast.

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Uber says rides will start with a base fare of $2.76, with 19 cents per minute and $1.52 per mile added after that. The company already operates in Baltimore and Annapolis, as well as certain suburbs around the Baltimore-Washington area.

An Uber spokesman says the company would be “constantly evaluating” demand to determine whether its services this summer would just be seasonal.

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