rideshareThe ride-share company Uber on Monday announced it had expanded its roster of upstate mayors supportive of allowing the app and similar services to operate outside of New York City

Now backing the ride-sharing expansion upstate are Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, Binghamton Mayor Rich David and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Previously on the pro-Uber campaign has been Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan.

“We are a coalition of New Yorkers who want to see Albany leaders embrace new technology that will build on the Empire State’s economic revitalization,” the coalition said in a statement. “We support ridesharing services like Uber which has the potential to create 13,000 jobs in one year and make our communities safer by reducing drunk driving incidents.”

The company is making its statewide expansion push as Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been supportive of a regulatory framework that could supersede the measures in place governing ride-share companies in New York City.

Uber pushed back against a bill in the New York City Council it believed would constrain its service in the five boroughs. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who backed that legislation, has been publicly feuding with Cuomo.

“Currently, Uber operates in NYC where it is regulated by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission,” Uber said in a news release. “Uber would like regulations to pass on the State level so that riders and drivers can use the Uber app in all areas of New York State.”