Ride sharing: sooner than later?

Posted at 10:45 AM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 10:45:22-04

There's a new push to mobilize ride sharing services in time for the busy 4th of July holiday weekend here in Western New York.

State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer has introduced legislation that would enable services like Uber to begin operations as early as June 29th.

Under the current law, ride sharing services have to wait 90 days to begin operations, which wouldn't take effect until after the Independence Day weekend.

Here's a statement released by Senator Ranzenhofer.


"While ride-sharing services have been given a green light, arriving days after the Fourth of July is too little, too late. Every year, we read about accidents and deaths caused by motorists who should not be driving. This safe, reliable transportation option can help to make our roadways safer."