Uber Nods to Lagana and Singleton During League

This message pops up for users in Atlantic City.

This message pops up for users in Atlantic City. (Photo: Alyana Alfaro for Observer/Uber App)

ATLANTIC CITY – Anyone who opted to use the ride-sharing app Uber during the League of Municipalities event in Atlantic City was met with a message of thanks. However, that message was not geared at the app user, but rather at Assemblyman Joe Lagana (D-38) and Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-7) for their work to regulate the ride-sharing app statewide.

In Atlantic City, a message pops up when the app is opened claiming that, due to the work of Lagana and Singleton, “Uber is one step closer to a permanent home in New Jersey…” The message references the bill that the two sponsored in the assembly (A-3695) which cleared the assembly in October.

In addition to thanking Lagana and Singleton, the app message also calls on the “Senate to act.”

Uber also recently sent a mailer out thanking Lagana for his work on the bill.

The move by Uber capitalizes on the fact that Atlantic City has been flooded by legislators since Tuesday for the League. With parties and events scattered throughout the city, many have likely gotten the message.