Erie County to spend $100,000 in taxpayer money to bring Uber to WNY! [Poll]
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Visit Buffalo Niagara is going to spend $100,000 to try to convince state lawmakers to approve ride sharing, like Uber and Lyft in WNY! The money will come from taxpayer dollars, according to WGRZ. Visit Buffalo Niagara's President, Patrick Kaler, said the money will be spent on marketing and public relations to lobby lawmakers.
Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo said, "Every time there's a large event locally, we hear and get inundated with comments from people who cannot believe that Buffalo, New York does not have ride sharing," during a news conference. The general manager of HarborCenter, Mike Gilbert, said he hears complaints from out-of-town visitors, "It's amazing that all the other cities in the United States that are Buffalo-size or bigger have (ride sharing), and we don't."
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