Mayors Push for Uber Expansion In Upstate New York

ALBANY (AP) -

Mayors of some of upstate New York’s largest cities joined together Monday to support Uber’s proposal to expand throughout the state.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Binghamton Mayor Richard David and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner announced that they have signed on to a coalition of Uber supporters including Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan.

The app-based car service wants lawmakers to pass legislation next year allowing it to operate throughout the state. The company is now limited to the New York City area.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he supports the idea of a statewide licensing system. The legislature will take up the bill when they return to session in January.