Assemblyman Jones Favors Ride-hailing Expansion Beyond NYC
From the Office of Assemblyman Bill Jones
Assemblyman Jones: Ride-hailing is long overdue for upstate New York
“While New York City has reaped the benefits of ride-hailing services for years, upstate communities have been unfairly left out. It’s time to change that. That’s why I support allowing these valuable services to operate in all corners of the state.
“In the North Country, ride-hailing would create jobs and increase safety on the roads. Ride-hailing will also provide a reliable alternative to public transportation to help citizens get to much-needed medical appointments and employment opportunities. It is without a doubt that these amenities will help connect our communities and spur economic growth for small businesses.
“I’ll continue fighting to bring ride-hailing upstate so that all New Yorkers can take advantage of these services and enjoy their benefits.”
The Peru Gazette asked Assemblyman’s Jone’s office if “ride-hailing” is another name for Uber and similar services. They responded, “Yes!”