Real-time ridesharing

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Dave Debo
July 07, 2017 - 5:35 am
(WBEN) It's been a week since Uber and Lyft started operating in greater Buffalo and an expected gap in its rural - even suburban - coverage is emerging. Two quick examples one week after the ridesharing services started operations in Greater Buffalo: East Aurora, 10 pm- Three Uber cars in...
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Tom Puckett
June 29, 2017 - 5:47 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The wait is over, and ridesharing arrives in Western New York today. Two major players say they're ready for a seamless start. "We're hopeful to set in motion a launch that wil be smooth and great for riders and drivers alike," says Josh Gold of Uber. "You only get one chance to...
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June 29, 2017 - 5:39 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Officials in Buffalo are welcoming the expansion of ride-sharing services as a way to reduce alcohol-related crashes. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn and local law enforcement leaders Wednesday to praise the arrival of ride-hailing...
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May 28, 2017 - 6:59 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In this week's New York state government news, lawmakers stretch Memorial Day weekend into a week off, the New York Court of Appeals takes up physician-assisted suicide, and Uber and Lyft prepare to expand upstate. A look ahead in Albany: ___ SESSION WINDING DOWN Lawmakers...
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May 22, 2017 - 6:08 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York's Assembly minority leader is urging the body to accelerate authorization of ride-hailing services in upstate communities. Republican Brian Kolb says he hopes the Assembly will quickly consider legislation that will permit ride-hailing apps to begin services north...
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May 17, 2017 - 8:31 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Uber and Lyft may be coming to upstate New York in time for the Fourth of July. The New York Senate voted 60-0 Wednesday to allow the two ride-hailing apps to begin service in cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany on June 29, 10 days earlier than they can...
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May 17, 2017 - 3:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Uber and Lyft may be coming to upstate New York in time for the 4th of July. The New York Senate voted Wednesday to allow the two ride-hailing apps to begin service in cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany on June 29, 10 days earlier than they can start under...
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Tom Puckett
April 28, 2017 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Earlier this week, Pegula Sports and Entertainment reached a deal to provide preferential spaces outside New Era Field and Key Bank Center to Uber, and that's driving Liberty Cab's Bill Yuhnke mad. "If they're going to give preference to a private company, and yet turn their back...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The state budget, which was approved late Sunday night, includes a provision to allows ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in across New York, but when can we expect those apps to work? State Senator Chris Jacobs shared his thoughts Monday morning. "Now the devil...
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