Senate bill introduced to expedite ride-sharing in WNY

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Ride-sharing may be in the Rochester area sooner than originally planned.

State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer has introduced legislation to quicken access to ride-sharing services in Western New York before the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

“While ride-sharing services have been given a green light, arriving days after the Fourth of July is too little, too late,” said Ranzenhofer. “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.”

The new bill would allow companies like Uber and Lyft to be available in the area as soon as June 29.

Under the existing law, ride-sharing would not be available until July 9. 

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