As of 1am on Thursday, June 29th, ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft opened up their passenger doors to upstate New York, including the mid-Hudson Valley. Now, cities like Kingston and Poughkeepsie, which once had to rely on independent cab services, can use the same ride-sharing that apps that our downstate counterparts have already incorporated into the fabric of their existence. We’re curious, has anyone out there used Uber or Lyft since they became legal? How was the experience?
Not sure about this new-fangled technology? PoJo broke it down for us recently, but the short of it is: Download the app, enter your info, plug in your address, and wait for your ride. The article also states that, while it’s theoretically possible to get a ride from anywhere, it depends on how many drivers are available, something that will be less of a problem in Kingston or Poughkeepsie, as opposed to places like Saugerties or Catskill. Unless, of course, you want to become an Uber or Lyft driver in these areas. For more on that, go here and here.