Uber to open new operations office in Phoenix

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By Brad Denny By Brad Denny

PHOENIX  -- Transportation company Uber has announced plans to open its Arizona headquarters at a landmark building in downtown Phoenix.

111 W. Monroe has been undergoing a mid-century modern restoration, and has attracted several high-profile tenants like Uber, Cannon Design and Mornin' Moonshine.

Uber, a $40 billion company, will use this location as its Arizona operations office. Uber has become a household name by delivering on-demand car service at the touch of a button.

Just recently, Arizona regulators stopped issuing citations to drivers for transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft, so the Legislature can work to craft a new law to allow the companies to operate legally while protecting consumers.

Last week, the ride-hailing company released the results of what it described as a thorough outside examination of its privacy and personal data policies.

While popular with users and investors, Uber has faced criticism that its drivers are not properly screened for safety and that its employees have inappropriately accessed customer data.