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For Release — January 9, 2017

Business Council statement on Governor’s support of upstate ridesharing

ALBANY—“We welcome Governor Cuomo’s decision to focus on upstate ridesharing as part of the rollout of his 2017 legislative agenda,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “The Council will continue its own push for the passage of sensible, fiscally-realistic ridesharing legislation this session. Not only will ridesharing make upstate communities safer, it will provide an economic stimulus and help complement the many regional transportation offerings already available. Legalizing ridesharing upstate is simply a matter of fairness and common sense.”