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For Uber and NYS Dems, the great suburban showdown

By GREGORY ZELLER // Well, that’s a potential ouch upon our Uber. Long Islanders waited quite a while for Albany to decide ridesharing was legal in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Now, less than a year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation legalizing ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft on the Island, the New York State Assembly is looking to stick an additional $1 surcharge on every ridesharing trip outside New York City. And that’s on…


Hot tip: In-app Uber gratuities come to Suffolk

Suffolk County Uber passenger can now take advantage of in-app tipping protocols. Noting “an important step forward,” Uber announced Thursday that “the feature asked for the most in the Uber app” is now available to Suffolk County passengers. The introduction of the tipping software in Long Island’s easternmost county is part of the San Francisco-based company’s 180 Days of Change campaign, which seeks to enact various service improvements – requested by both passengers and drivers –…


At last, Uber drives (legally) onto Long Island

By GREGORY ZELLER // Uber can finally come to Long Island. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed new legislation formalizing regulations that will allow for the implementation of “ridesharing” services across New York State. Currently, tech-based ridesharing platforms like Uber and Lyft, both based in San Francisco and both providing services to hundreds of towns and cities across the country, are restricted by New York law to operating within New York City only. But that’s set…