If Governor Cuomo and lawmakers hold a special session next week, they are likely to consider whether to allow ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate outside of New York City.
Ride sharing services have stepped up their lobbying and ad campaigns, in hopes of winning approval to expand into upstate and on Long Island by the end of the year, including a one million dollar campaign by Uber. The ad in part says, “...there’s one thing New Yorkers really want for Christmas this year. And it isn’t a one horse sleigh. It's the convenience and safety of Uber”.