I lived in Manhattan for 5 years and finally had the chance to use UBER. Those who would vote no to have UBER come to Dutchess County have no idea of the difference. Using the APP, you'll see where your cab is, how many others are also nearby (they are in motion on your display). You will know the fare before you accept the ride, and the tip is included. Oh yeah, and the cost of the fare is generally cheaper.
There have been car breakdown emergencies when I've needed a service to get to and from work. I found many services I called won't drive into Poughkeepsie--even the Town of Pok.