Uber marks 5 years in NYC with pizza and discussion about the future

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NEW YORK -- Transportation has changed a lot in and around New York in the past few years.

There are more commuters trying to get around and more options for them.

Uber's app for smart phones hit the scene in 2011 in New York City and there have been ups and downs over data sharing, city regulation, drivers involvement and accessibility.

Other transportation apps have come on the scene, but Uber's growth has continued to surpass the competition.

Check the company's blog for information about this week's special rates for Uber Pool, a ride-sharing option, and free pizza at select locations to mark the 5-year anniversary.

Regarding some of the business issues, the conversations are still going on.

This week, a drivers advocacy group called Uber ALLES formed to shed light on conditions for drivers. They say they have to work longer for the amount of money they were making before UBER lowered its fares for riders in January.

Uber's NY General Manager Josh Mohrer says the company will continue to work with drivers and listen to their concerns.

Dustin Jones with United For Equal Access New York wants the company to help get more accessible vehicles on city streets. An Uber Spokesperson says there are dialogues going on with the Taxi and Limousine Commission.