Sixty faith leaders have joined 40 clergy who previously signed on to push state lawmakers to allow Uber and other ridesharing services to expand into other parts of the state.
ALBANY — A group of 60 clergy have joined the push for the state to allow ridesharing services like Uber statewide.
The 60 faith leaders, most of whom are from Harlem, the Bronx and other parts of the city, join 40 clergy who previously signed on to the effort.
“The effort is still alive,” said one source close to the campaign. “They are still organizing.”
Mayor de Blasio last year unsuccessfully tried to cap Uber’s growth in the city. A subsequent study on Uber’s impact on city congestion found that while it was a contributing factor, it was not a major one.
Gov. Cuomo has previously said he believes there should be a statewide licensing system for ride-sharing companies, which could leave the city Taxi & Limousine Commission out in the cold when it comes to overseeing the app-driven business.
Uber is looking to expand upstate to areas like Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo.