State Senator Joseph Griffo today applauded a State Budget that now legalizes popular ridesharing services in Upstate New York, moving the North Country into the 21st Century by allowing Uber, Lyft and other ridesharing applications to operate in the region.
Griffo released the following statement:
“Finally, the people of the North Country will soon be able to catch a ride with a simple click of the Uber app. Having reliable and affordable options for transportation are vital for any community to remain vibrant and competitive in the 21st century, and now our region will be able to take advantage of this ridesharing opportunity. It will strengthen our economy in many ways by creating jobs for drivers, and by making it easier to get to a job or appointment, go shopping, eat at a restaurant, or enjoy a social event without having to worry about driving home. I am glad to finally bring ridesharing services to Upstate New York so that our residents are no longer denied the convenience and economic opportunity that ridesharing has offered in many other cities and states.”