It’s been just over two weeks since ride-hailing services have been permitted outside New York City, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’s pleased so far.
Cuomo pushed to allow companies, including Uber and Lyft, to operate in upstate and on Long Island, and service began June 29.
There have been reports that potential passengers in more rural and remote areas have been unable to quickly summon drivers, if at all. And some local transit authorities have tacked on additional fees that riders must pay as part of their bill to Uber, Lyft and other companies.