Zack Hutchins
Director of Communications

For Release — February 6, 2017

Business Council statement on ridesharing legislation

ALBANY, N.Y.—“We applaud the state Senate for passing sensible and necessary legislation legalizing transportation network companies, or ridesharing, throughout New York,” said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “As we laid out in our Back to Business agenda, promoting “economic freedom” by allowing new industries and new business models such as ridesharing will help spur economic development, create jobs and complement our state’s existing public transit systems. Residents in New York City and across the world have for years enjoyed the services of companies like Uber and Lyft. It’s time the rest of our state gets to join in.”

The remainder of our “Back to Business” agenda may be found here.