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.
A 21st century economy requires 21st century transportation options. We’re expanding ride sharing to upstate New York. pic.twitter.com/Xx1SMX086h
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 8, 2017
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.
— NYS Restaurant Assoc (@NYSRA) April 10, 2017
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.
Thank you for all of your hard work and support. We could not have done this without you.