June 28, 2017

Gov. Cuomo makes it official: Uber and Lyft coming to Upstate NY by June 29



Andrew Cuomo by Diana Robinson
By Diana Robinson (Governor Andrew Cuomo) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation late Monday night speeding up the arrival of long-awaited ride-booking apps like Uber and Lyft to Upstate New York.

The apps are now allowed to operate here beginning June 29.

The state budget passed in April would have made the apps wait until July 9, but lawmakers said they would like to have the apps up and running before the Fourth of July weekend. So they passed a second bill speeding up the start date.

Uber spokeswoman Alix Anfang has said users should be able to download the apps and hail a ride immediately on June 29, though she cautioned that wait times might initially be a bit longer than normal as new drivers come online.

“It’ll take a little bit of time for the service […]

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