ITHACA (WSKG) – Ride sharing became available in Upstate New York in late June. However, since the school year started, demand is surging in Ithaca, home to Cornell University and Ithaca College. We wanted to know what it’s like to be an Uber or Lyft driver in Ithaca right now. Ultimately, is it a good job? At the start of his Friday evening shift, Thomas Harris sits behind the wheel of his enormous SUV.