Ridesharing is a new technological and free market advancement that connects those who need a ride with local drivers who have been thoroughly screened, and willing to provide those rides. Over the last year, ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft have enabled tens of thousands of these trips in the Oklahoma City metro and Tulsa area.
Ridesharing creates a much-needed transportation option in Oklahoma, while requiring NO public funding. The economic impact on local economies can be huge. These are opportunities for teachers looking for additional income over the summer, retirees helping fund their golden years, college students looking to earn an extra buck, and others who might be seeking a flexible earning opportunity between jobs.
House Bill 1614 would preserve and even expand ridesharing in Oklahoma. Send a message to your legislator today to tell them to vote YES on HB 1614.