Contact Us

‘Lifesaver': Uber, Lyft Coming To Hudson Valley Sooner than expected?

Popular Smart Phone Apps Of 2016
Getty Images

In what’s being called a “lifesaver,” ride-sharing companies like Uber could be coming to the Hudson Valley sooner than expected.


On Wednesday, the New York State Senate passed a bill to speed up the process to allow ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to begin service before the Fourth of July, as originally planned.

“Giving ride-sharing companies the green light 10 days early in time for the Fourth of July weekend, when tourism traffic and holiday celebrations will be at their peak, could be a true lifesaver,” Senator James L. Seward said.

The bill now goes to the Assembly. If approved, the Hudson Valley could be using Uber and Lyft by June 29.

“New Yorkers have waited long enough – let’s make ride-sharing available now,” Senator George Amedore, co-sponsor of the bill, said. Moving up the implantation date to allow our Upstate communities to take advantage of this long-overdue service sooner will help increase public safety as we approach the busy summer travel months and holiday weekends.”

47 states across the country currently have access to ride-hailing services. Uber and Lyft are available in the New York City area, but not elsewhere in the state. In Jan., Gov. Cuomo announced a new legislative proposal to expand ridesharing services, across the entire New York State.

Read More

Bonus Video

A local pharmacist tells us how to get a medical marijuana prescription and the benefits of medical marijuana.

Subscribe to WPDH on

Best of WPDH

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for V-I-PDH Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive V-I-PDH Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.