Ride sharing could be coming to upstate New York sooner rather than later.

The State Senate has passed legislation that would allow ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft to begin running across upstate New York in time for the Fourth of July Weekend.

Senator James Seward co-sponsored the bill, which would make ride-sharing available upstate by June 29th.  That's 10 days earlier than the date included in the state budget.

"Bringing ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft to the balance of the state will be a major plus, offering economic, environmental and public safety benefits.  Giving ride-sharing companies the green light 10 days early in time for the Fourth of July weekend, when tourism traffic and holiday celebrations will be at their peak, could be a true lifesaver," Seward said.

The bill has been sent to the Assembly.