Albany Approves Ridesharing for ALL of New York!

This weekend, Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature passed legislation bring ridesharing to ALL of New York.

In doing so, they answered the call of more than 80 percent of New Yorkers to bring ridesharing to the entire Empire State.

New York will now join 39 other states in offering ridesharing services statewide. Downtown economies will be brighter than ever; hardworking New Yorkers will be able to earn extra income; and we have even more options to get home safely. Drivers will have access to a first-of-its-kind workers compensation fund, and a per-ride contribution to New York State means our roads and bridges will get new, needed funding. Today we celebrate a win for New York, its residents and visitors.

This victory is the culmination of a multi-year effort by our coalition made up of small and large businesses, non-profit organizations, tourism and economic development agencies, disability advocates, community based organizations, and elected officials from every branch and level of government.

Thanks to the leadership of Governor Cuomo, the State Senate, and Assembly, residents and visitors throughout New York will finally experience all the benefits ridesharing has to offer.

Ridesharing services can begin operating after July 1st  so get those apps ready by downloading Lyft or Uber today.

We hope you will take a moment to send a message to your elected representatives thanking them for bringing ridesharing to your community.

Thank you for all of your hard work and support. We could not have done this without you.