The state senate is back in session Monday, and they are expected to address a bill to bring ridesharing to New York.
According to WGRZ, Senate Insurance Committee Chairman James Seward will be presenting a bill to bring to ridesharing to Upstate New York. The article says the new bill will have lower taxes for customers than the proposal Governor Cuomo included in his new budget plan. WRGB also says '...the measure also includes important protections for the drivers and the riders in the framework, including background checks for drivers.'  The next step for the bill will be the state assembly.

Hopefully we finally see Uber and Lyft in the Capital Region this year. i think it's just crazy it is available in New York City, in our home state, but not here. It is super convenient, give passengers more options to get around and will probably help prevent some folks from driving while intoxicated as it makes it super easy to get rides.

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