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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.

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