Uber is the new service that is quickly growing all over the United States. It is an app that people can download to get a car to come pick them up anytime. Unlike a cab, Uber is a service where anyone can use their personal vehicle to drop off and pick-up people to and from their destinations. A new petition is circulating to expand this car service to Upstate New York.

The website that hosts the petition states,

For far too long, New Yorkers — especially in communities Upstate — have seen jobs leave the state rather than be created right here. But New York State’s economy is finally turning around thanks to investment in innovators. Uber can help continue that revitalization by creating 13,000 jobs in New York State in the first year of operating alone.

It also mentions that it could reduce the risk of drunk driving. According to the same website it states,

A recent, independent study conducted by Temple University found that cities where Uber operates have 3.6%-5.6% fewer drunk driving deaths than cities without access to ridesharing.

Not only would people benefit from using the car service app, but many who can't find jobs or need extra money could become an Uber driver and make a considerable extra wage. The petition almost has all the signatures it needs, but is a little more than 3,000 shy.

Do you feel like this would be a necessary or well utilized service in Central New York?

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