During the Elevate Summit presentations Tuesday in Dallas, Uber’s Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden unveiled the company’s plans for urban air mobility, which include flying vehicles.

The ride-hailing company plans to launch a fleet of aircraft—called Vertical Take-Off and Landing, or VTOL aircraft—with the Dallas-Fort Worth area as the test market for these vehicles.

Hillwood Properties has partnered with Uber to develop three hubs, also known as vertiports, by 2020 for these aircraft. One of the hubs will be located within Frisco Station, a 242-acre mixed-use development under construction near Warren Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway, according to Hillwood Properties.

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Omni Frisco Hotel now open for booking

The Omni Frisco Hotel, which is expected to open this summer at The Star in Frisco, is now accepting bookings for business and leisure travelers. To celebrate its upcoming grand opening, the hotel is offering four specialty guest packages with different accommodations and amenities. Learn more about the guest packages here.

The 16-story Omni Hotel will feature 300 guest rooms and suites and 24,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 13,000 square-foot ballroom.

Early voting begins for May 6 election

Voters can hit the polls beginning Monday for the May 6 election. Polls are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. this week.

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