BUFFALO, NY - A service that lets Buffalo residents get around the city without having to buy a car is in danger of closing.
The operators of Buffalo Car Share say its insurance company, Philadelphia Insurance, is ending its coverage because New York State law makes it too risky for any insurer to cover car-sharing organizations.
Company leaders say unless the state changes that -- or a larger, self-insured company takes them over -- hundreds of members will lose out on the ability to use the vehicles that the car-sharing service provides.
"What's unfortunate is that there are 40 other states that we could receive insurance coverage through," said Jennifer White of Buffalo Car Share. "The biggest problem is because we are in New York, for some reason, the states don't reflect the need for innovative alternative transportation options."