Uber & Lyft Say They're Recruiting North Country DriversPosted: Updated:
Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft will be able to start giving rides in upstate New York on June 29, including in the north country
Before they can do that, they have to find people to work as drivers.
Representatives from both companies say drivers are signing up in the north country.
Uber says more than 50,000 drivers have signed up across upstate and Lyft has also registered thousands of drivers.
Neither company would say how many of those drivers are from Jefferson, Lewis or St. Lawrence counties, but Uber and Lyft say they'll have north country drivers when they start operating upstate in about two weeks.
"We're really excited to come upstate," Lyft spokesperson Campbell Matthews said. "We've seen so much interest from people for Lyft and so much interest in becoming a driver and the flexibility that it offers, being able to drive on your own time and earn money on your own schedule."
Both companies say they're working on being abler to offer their services on Fort Drum, despite the post's tight security.
Uber says it plans to work with Fort Drum on arraignments once ride-sharing begins.
Lyft says it's already consulting base vehicle guidelines to see if it can provide service to Fort Drum.