On Thanksgiving eve, more than 43,000 NYers outside of NYC opened the Uber app looking for a ride
New York – On Thanksgiving eve, one of the busiest drinking nights of the year, more than 43,000 New Yorkers outside of New York City opened up the Uber app looking for a ride, only to find themselves in one of the last places in the country without access to ridesharing. In cities across the world, millions use Uber to get a safe and reliable ride at the touch of a button, which is especially important during the holiday season, when drunk driving spikes and roads are more dangerous. But because Albany failed to pass common sense ridesharing legislation last session, New Yorkers traveling outside of NYC this holiday season continue to be left behind.
“This Holiday season, millions of Americans have access to a safe, reliable ride home while New Yorkers continue be left stranded by Albany dysfunction,” said Josh Mohrer, General Manager, Uber NY. “In cities and towns where Uber operates, it has proven to help reduce drunk driving incidents. Albany leaders must take action to make New York roads safer and arm people with better transportation options.”