Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil a proposal Monday to clear the way for ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft to expand statewide, according to the governor’s office. Cuomo’s plan calls on the state to oversee and permit the popular ride-hailing companies, which currently operate in New York City under its taxi laws but have sought changes in state insurance law to expand to the rest of the state.
Cuomo’s only plan should be to get the state out of the way of these companies, not to bend rules for them so they can operate. The arrogance of government knows no bounds.