President Pro Tempore Christopher P. Scanlon is doing his best to open up Buffalo’s doors for ride sharing businesses such as Uber and Lyft. Just yesterday, Scanlon filed a resolution with the Buffalo Common Council requesting that Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature combine efforts to speed up the process.
Scanlon, like many other Buffalonians, understands the impact that the ride sharing operations will have on the local economy. Hopefully this city will never have to experience another New Year’s Eve without these services, that so many cities take for granted.
“As the City of Buffalo continues its renaissance and growth, it’s important that all of our residents have access to reliable, affordable transportation,” said Scanlon. “The success ride-sharing has experienced in cities similar in size to Buffalo make it an immediate option for the increased demands of the residents of our continuously growing city.”
The resolution is expected to be adopted at today’s Buffalo Common Council meeting. Finally the local political realm is stepping up with concerted measures to ensure that Buffalo does not get left in the dust on this issue. Already the future of ride sharing is being elevated by industry partnerships that will see an entirely new age in ride sharing initiatives, technologies and transportation benefits (see more here). Buffalo is ready to be a part of the future of transportation. The time is now to bring ride sharing to this city.