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6 Texas Gas Stations Agree To Refund Customers For Hurricane Harvey Price Gouging | CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

6 Texas Gas Stations Agree To Refund Customers For Hurricane Harvey Price Gouging | CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) –  The Texas Attorney General’s Office’s Consumer Protection Division settled lawsuits against two Texas gas stations accused of price gouging during the Hurricane Harvey disaster. The AG’s Office also secured Assurances of Voluntary Compliance with four Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex gas stations. Under separate agreements, Encinal Fuel LLC and Lafayette C-Store will each […]

Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Uber and Lyft Drivers Manipulate Surge Pricing | The Drive

Lyft went public. Then Uber. Measures meant to illustrate that the rideshare companies were ready to leave the security of Silicon Valley and enter reality. Yet, the two IPOs fell flat on their respective faces. Each company’s stock price has tumbled and investors have quickly realized that an ever-growing ridership doesn’t necessarily equate to a […]

Deliveroo may introduce dynamic pricing for menu orders | The New Paper

Deliveroo may introduce dynamic pricing for menu orders | The New Paper

Deliveroo may become the first food delivery service here to introduce dynamic pricing for orders off a menu, according to recent changes to its terms of service. The addition, in March, states that Deliveroo “may operate dynamic pricing some of the time, which means that prices of menu items and delivery may change while you […]

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Uber and Lyft drivers at a DC airport trigger surge pricing by turning off apps at the same time | Daily Mail Online

Drivers for Uber and Lyft admit to manipulating the ride sharing apps so that customers will have to pay for a price surge. A group of up to 150 drivers routinely use the trick while waiting in the parking lot for passengers at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. The drivers artificially inflate the fare […]

Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft’s car rental program | Los Angeles Times

Lower pay and higher costs: The downside of Lyft’s car rental program | Los Angeles Times

McNeill wrote that the company is expanding the program, hoping to increase driver earnings by offering fuel-efficient cars. “Someone wanting to drive with Lyft can rent a car for as little as a week and return it, if things didn’t work out,” Lyft spokesman Eric Smith said in a statement. “We’re proud to be able […]

63% of DC-area residents oppose congestion pricing, survey finds | Smart Cities Dive

63% of DC-area residents oppose congestion pricing, survey finds | Smart Cities Dive

Dive Brief: Nearly two-thirds of Washington, DC-area residents oppose the idea of congestion pricing in the city, according to a poll from The Washington Post and George Mason University’s Schar School. Only 34% of respondents supported the idea, compared to 63% who opposed. Support was highest among District residents, with 40% of respondents from inside […]

Could Congestion Pricing Help Curb U.S. Traffic? | Fortune

Could Congestion Pricing Help Curb U.S. Traffic? | Fortune

Congestion charges—fees paid by drivers to enter highly trafficked areas in peak times—are coming to America. As part of the state budget, New York lawmakers have approved a daily charge on motor vehicles entering Manhattan below 61st Street. The plan is scheduled to go into effect in 2021, with the proceeds used to fix N.Y.C.’s […]

How much do you end up saving on a low-cost airline? | Marketplace

How much do you end up saving on a low-cost airline? | Marketplace

Seat selection. Boarding times. Carry-on bags. Checked bags. Figuring out the best airline tickets to buy can be a headache. Low-cost airlines — think Southwest or Spirit or Frontier — have given travelers the opportunity to fly at discounted prices, but it’s also increased the number of factors you have to consider. Like whether those […]

Will the Bay Bridge’s surge pricing come to other bridges? | The Mercury News

Will the Bay Bridge’s surge pricing come to other bridges? | The Mercury News

Q: Has any other area had luck in managing traffic with surge pricing for bridge tolls? The San Mateo Bridge is super congested between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.  Perhaps a discounted rate for crossing before 6 a.m. might help manage traffic patterns. I hope I don’t have to get going that early on my […]

D.C. Council: No more free rides on Circulator | The Washington Post

D.C. Council: No more free rides on Circulator | The Washington Post

Enjoy those free Circulator rides while you can. The D.C. Council on Tuesday cut Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s request for $3.1 million from the fiscal 2020 budget, killing the mayor’s plan to keep Circulator rides free indefinitely. While the free-ride funding was eliminated from the $15.5 billion spending plan, the budget does include money for […]