Since launching in Patchogue in May, the owners of Qwik Ride say they’ve given more than 9,000 rides in the downtown area.
Word spread quickly that the free golf-cart transportation service, similar to ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, was helping to ease parking woes in Patchogue. Last month, five more street-legal Polaris Gem E6s began operating in Huntington and more will soon be on the road in Northport and Port Jefferson. READ
Transportation has long been a topic of discussion on the North Fork, whether it’s about offering the public ways to get around or managing tourism volume in the busier seasons. READ
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are set to legally hit local roads starting June 29.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced last week that the county will participate in statewide regulations outlined in the state budget adopted April. The county could have opted out of permitting such services, but chose not to exercise that right. READ
Ride-hailing services like Uber have become ubiquitous in metropolitan areas and have quickly become a preferred method of transportation for millennials and older generations alike.
For starters, it’s easy. READ
It all started on New Year’s Eve. Caroline MacArthur said she didn’t have any big plans for the night and she wasn’t drinking. She reminded her son to call her if he needed a ride. But why stop there, she thought. Other people could use a ride as well.