Taxi industry Ride-hailing's debut draws mixed reactions By Edwin Viera • Jun 29, 2017 National Public Radio As ride-hailing made its long-awaited regional debut, local residents offered varying opinions on how the new mode of transportation will impact the riding public and the economy. Approval of ride-hailing in upstate New York draws mixed reactions By WBFO Staff • Apr 11, 2017 National Public Radio The new state budget includes provisions for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to expand into upstate New York as of this summer. As push continues to bring Uber to region, critics raise concerns By Nick Maxwell • Oct 21, 2015 There has been a big push by the popular ride-sharing service Uber to crack its way into the upstate market. The San Francisco-based company has developed roots in New York City, but is now pushing lawmakers in Albany to expand statewide. Tug-of-war over restoring ridesharing services in region By Dave DeLuca & Brian Meyer • Jun 17, 2015 Avery Schneider/WBFO News A group of upstate taxi operators and limousine companies has hired a political heavy-hitter to lobby state lawmakers in a push to ensure that ridesharing services comply with existing regulations.