June 22, 2017

Lyft, Uber appear ready to provide Kingston service

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Spokesmen for both Lyft and Uber, two of the best-known services, have said they are considering adding Kingston to the lineups.

Wednesday evening, Lyft officials participated in a celebratory gathering at the Redwood Restaurant on North Front Street in Kingston to cheer the passage of a measure in the state Legislature allowing for ride-sharing services in upstate New York. They also met with Ulster County Executive Michael Hein.

“Ride-sharing is an essential part of a growing modern economy,” Hein said in a prepared statement. “I was thrilled to meet with representatives from Lyft, and we firmly believe that this will not only benefit and help grow our expanding tourism economy, but also become pivotal in ensuring safe and reliable transportation across Ulster County — which is as geographically large as Rhode Island — as well as the greater Hudson Valley.” Advertisement

In the same statement, Lyft Public Policy Manager Funsho Owolabi said the […]

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