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Senate passes bill to expedite ride-sharing in WNY

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Ride-sharing could be available in Rochester sooner than expected.

The State Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would expedite the availability of ride-sharing in Upstate New York — just before the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R, 61st District) introduced the legislation earlier this month

“Getting ride-sharing services up and running across Upstate New York by the Fourth of July is one step closer to a reality,” said Ranzenhofer. “Accelerating this safe, reliable transportation option will make our roads safer and save lives during one of the busiest travel times of the year.”

If passed by the State Assembly, the bill would allow companies like Uber and Lyft to be available as early as June 29.

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