Ridesharing in New York
Rules and regulations
Uber launched across all of New York State on Thursday, June 29, and new regulations went into effect that impact commercially-licensed driver-partners. See below for what to know about the law.
Information for FHV drivers
Trips outside of New York City
- Commercially-licensed drivers are not allowed to do trips that both start and end outside of the 5 boroughs of New York City.
- This means that if you’re a commercially-licensed driver and complete a trip that starts in New York City and ends in Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Dutchess, or Ulster Counties, you will then only receive a trip request returning to New York City.
- Note that you do not need to change anything in your app or turn on Driver Destinations—you will automatically receive only a trip back to New York City
- Uber rates for the counties above will apply to any trips from those counties back into New York City. Click here to see those rates.
- uberX, uberXL, UberPREMIUM, and UberPREMIUM SUV is available across all of New York State. Read more about these different options here
Trips back to New York City
Above is a map of where you will be able to receive a trip request returning to New York City. Note: No action is needed if you want to continue driving in NYC as a TLC-licensed driver.
Want to learn more?
Interested in learning what you need in order to be eligible to complete rides that begin and end outside of NYC?