Time to rejoice (a little more)! It won't cost you 50 bucks every time you want to get from downtown Buffalo to Lancaster or Orchard Park real soon. Uber and Lyft got the stamp of approval from New York State on Monday!

Though, it is not a done deal just yet. The Republican controlled New York Senate heavily favored the ride sharing programs but, the Senate still needs an Assembly sponsor to move forward so, we may have to wait to see

Cuomo unveiled his ride-hailing proposal in his $152.3 billion budget proposal last month. It would make key changes to state insurance law to allow the companies take out group policies for its drivers, who generally use their personal vehicles. Like Cuomo's proposal, the Senate bill -- sponsored by Sen. James Seward, R-Milford, Otsego County -- would grant regulatory power to the state. And it would direct a portion of the per-ride tax to public-transit systems and the rest to the state", according to WGRZ.
Governor Cuomo has until the end of March to come up with his budget to present.


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