Senate passes bill that permits ride-sharing services in upstate NY

ALBANY – On Tuesday, February 8, the New York State Senate passed a comprehensive bill that would bring ride-sharing services – such as Uber and Lyft – to upstate New York, in an effort to improve local economies and institute efficient and convenient transportation.

Senate Insurance Committee Chairman James L. Seward (R-Oneonta) sponsored the bill which lays foundation for ride-sharing companies to expand their operations to upstate New York.

Upon the bill's passing, Seward said, “This is long-awaited, comprehensive legislation that will allow Uber, Lyft, and similar companies to begin operating outside of New York City.”

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