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Cuomo debuts Uber in Buffalo

Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo took what he is calling the first Uber ride in Upstate New York arriving in Buffalo this morning to discuss the passing of the NYS Budget and announcing plans for Upstate outlined in the Buffalo Billion 2 (BB2).

The driver, Tariq Nawaz, is an Uber Driver in NYC. Mr. Nawaz regularly commutes to NYC to work and back to Buffalo where his family resides.  Often, he leaves his wife and three children for three to four weeks at a time. He and his family are excited about being able to work and live together again, “Buffalo deserves Uber [and] I’m so happy to be coming back to my family.”

Written by Jessica Marinelli

Jessica Marinelli

Jessica Marinelli is a WNY native, born and raised in the Lincoln Park area of Tonawanda. She has been involved in local politics from an early age and is currently a Tonawanda Democratic Committee Member. As an avid equestrian and animal-lover, she trained and re-homed over 40 horses. For over a decade, she was an event planner with the law firm, Hodgson Russ LLP, and now owns her own marketing and event management company. She has worked with international and national organizations on large and small scale events. Jessica writes on politics and local events, as well as working with Buffalo Rising as a social reporter.

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