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Dinolfo Urges State Legislature To Re-Introduce Bills Supporting Ridesharing Services

Dinolfo Urges State Legislature To Re-Introduce Bills Supporting Ridesharing Services

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo authored a letter to the local New York State Legislature delegation urging the re-introduction of bills to allow ridesharing services such as Lyft and Uber to operate in Monroe County and Upstate New York. This issue is especially important to the economic interests of Monroe County residents.

“Transportation Network Companies, like Uber and Lyft, have become a booming entrepreneurial opportunity across the Country and a widely used service that provides great benefits to the communities in which they operate,” said Dinolfo. “I’ve heard from our community that ridesharing services are in high-demand here in Monroe County. I will continue to urge our State Representatives to bring bills permitting ridesharing to the floor so we can get this done for the people of our region.”

In her letter to the local State Delegation, Dinolfo stated the benefits of ridesharing services which include flexible job opportunities for residents and families who are vetted and approved as drivers, accessible and affordable transportation for consumers, reductions in impaired driving and reduced traffic congestion and air pollution. Dinolfo continues to be a strong proponent for bringing ridesharing services to our region, already having sent a letter of support to the State Legislature back in June.

“Economically speaking, tourism has become an important industry here in Monroe County, with over a $1 billion economic impact in 2015,” said Dinolfo. “In order to keep up with this industry, we must keep up with state-of-the-art transportation, which entails TNC ridesharing services.”

Download Ridesharing Support Letter (pdf, 88.9k)