Uber: Over 50,000 upstate New Yorkers have signed up to become drivers

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Uber has announced that over 50,000 New Yorkers in upstate communities have already signed up to become drivers in anticipation of ridesharing services being allowed outside of New York City.

Currently, ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft are barred from operating in upstate New York.

Cuomo has introduced a proposal to allow these companies to operate statewide in his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.

Lawmakers in Albany have also expressed support for allowing ridesharing in cities like Rochester, but say they want to make sure the proper regulations are in place first.

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