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Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo responds to Governor’s comments in State of the State about ridesharing


Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo responds to Governor’s comments in State of the State about ridesharing

 

“I was happy to hear Governor Cuomo make ridesharing a priority in his State of the State address in Buffalo.  As Governor Cuomo said today, ‘If it makes sense for downstate, it makes sense for upstate.’ Legislation allowing ridesharing for all of New York State has languished far too long.  Our State Legislators must find a way to act as quickly as possible to further economic development, increase New Yorkers’ access to reliable transportation, and protect our safety on the road.  I join many voices who are tired of the excuses and the influence of special interest groups who continually block ridesharing from operating throughout the State.  We are ready for results. I’d ask our local delegation to continue their fight in Albany so Western New York can have the same amenities as New York City and the rest of the country.”

 

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Majority Leader Lorigo has been a strong advocate for ridesharing for the past few years. Most recently, Majority Leader Lorigo helped to secure $100,000 for Visit Buffalo Niagara to launch its campaign fighting to get ridesharing approved. More information, here: Erie County Legislature commits $100,000 in funding to Visit Buffalo Niagara in effort to help bring ridesharing to Western New York

 

He also sponsored a resolution in the fall of 2015 that put Erie County, the largest county outside of NYC, on record in support of ridesharing.