Uber in the 518: You can now apply to become a Uber, Lyft driver in Upstate NY

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  1. john

    john Administrator Staff Member Grasshopper

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    Looks like the laws have passed and the taxi companies can go fuck themselves.

    http://news10.com/2017/04/14/you-can-now-apply-to-become-a-uber-lyft-driver-in-upstate-ny/

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    ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – In less than 90 days, ridesharing will make its debut across upstate New York.

    Officials say the DMV has 30 days to draft regulations for ridesharing services to operate in the state. Operations will begin at the beginning of July.

    Interested drivers can begin applying now. State requirements include having a valid driver’s license, insurance coverage, owning or leasing a car, and passing a background check.

    Other requirements include being 21-years-old to drive.

    Those interested in applying can do so at the following websites:

    www.lyft.com/drive-with-lyft

    www.uber.com/drive

    For more information on requirements go to the following websites:

    https://help.uber.com/h/2ddf30ca-64bd-4143-9ef2-e3bc6b929948

    https://help.uber.com/h/d4a4038b-2553-4917-af9c-132135feece7

    https://help.lyft.com/hc/en-us/articles/214219557-Requirements-for-Lyft-Vehicles#age
     
  2. john

    john Administrator Staff Member Grasshopper

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  3. capitalcrew

    capitalcrew Journeyman Staff Member

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    Interesting. I've never used one and don't know anything about them. I've never really needed one either though. I heard being a driver for them is far from lucrative though
     
  4. Ilya

    Ilya Leecher

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    My photographer used Uber a bunch of times while we were in NYC on our 2nd day shoot and I must say, it's pretty freaking neat. You can see real time where the car is as it approaches you and you can see all of the other Uber cars near you at the same time. Payment is done via the app, quick and easy.

    I don't drink but if I was a bar person this would be my goto transportation. Easily. I can also see this being useful to get to/from the airport, train station, etc. instead of parking your car in long term parking, etc. Hell, I might use it for that.
     
  5. Vovchandr

    Vovchandr Grasshopper Grasshopper

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    My indian friend just said his whole family is going crazy with Uber and making money when just bored now

    Maybe I should just park by the airport with it :lol
     
  6. Ilya

    Ilya Leecher

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    I was thinking that too...just one night or two nights a week from the airport or bus station.
     
  7. capitalcrew

    capitalcrew Journeyman Staff Member

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    Eh. Fuck that. I'll just work overtime if I need some money.
     

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