Tag: Price Discrepancies

Saskatoon city hall ponders trying to recoup ride-sharing costs | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Saskatoon city hall ponders trying to recoup ride-sharing costs | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

City council could approach regulating ride-sharing companies the same way it tackled marijuana retail stores — with fees high enough to cover the city’s expenses. Council’s transportation committee voted Wednesday to study the cost of regulating ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft, with an eye on recovering that money through fees. Council on Monday imposed […]

PIL seeks intervention of HC to arrest surge pricing of app cabs | millenniumpost

PIL seeks intervention of HC to arrest surge pricing of app cabs | millenniumpost

The PIL was filed by advocate Soumya Shubro Roy, in the division bench headed by Chief Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharya. Roy had prayed before the high court to come up with some measures to bring the app cabs under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act, so that they cannot levy high tariffs upon passengers whenever […]

Liquidation Deals Aren’t Always What They Seem | CBS Minnesota

Liquidation Deals Aren’t Always What They Seem | CBS Minnesota

A Craftsman riding mower was listed as 10 percent off for liquidation, priced at $1,889. But buyers could’ve saved $300 more dollars by purchasing it the week before, when the sale price had it listed for $1,499. It was a similar story for a Craftsman push mower. Sears’ current liquidation price: $450. Before liquidation, the […]

E-commerce firms deeply engaged in predatory pricing | Freelance Web Designer HK

E-commerce firms deeply engaged in predatory pricing | Freelance Web Designer HK

Traders’ body CAIT on Monday expressed apprehension over the commerce ministry not taking any action on the e-commerce issues and its detrimental impact on the country’s retail trade. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) took a strong view against e-commerce platforms for indulging in “deep discounting and loss funding thereby violating FDI Policy 2016 […]

Uber cab service increases fares in Egypt after recent fuel price hikes | Xinhua Net

Uber cab service increases fares in Egypt after recent fuel price hikes | Xinhua Net

CAIRO, June 18 (Xinhua) — Peer-to-peer ride hailing company Uber increased Monday its fare prices in Egypt to compensate for the recent hike in local fuel prices. “With events like the most recent fuel price increase a slight adjustment to our prices was made to ensure that your drivers continue to make a sustainable living […]

Mayor vetoes bill that sought to limit ‘surge pricing’ for ride | Hawaii News Now

Mayor vetoes bill that sought to limit ‘surge pricing’ for ride | Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have made Honolulu the first city in the nation to cap how much private transportation companies — like Uber and Lyft — can charge during peak hours. Caldwell says the bill, which was passed the city council earlier this month, fell short […]

Taxis decry ‘unlevel playing field’ in city ride share rules | 650 CKOM

Taxis decry ‘unlevel playing field’ in city ride share rules | 650 CKOM

Among the differences between the two industries in the proposed regime: Ride sharing wouldn’t require an in-car camera, while taxis do Ride sharing base fares would start at $3.10 — taxis start at $3.75 Only taxis would be able to stay at taxi stands and pick up street hailers Individual ride share drivers wouldn’t be required […]

Uber is experimenting with letting riders wait longer for a cheaper fare | Quartz

Uber is experimenting with letting riders wait longer for a cheaper fare | Quartz

Good things come to those who wait for their Uber. The ride-hailing company has started testing a feature that gives riders the option to trade a shorter wait for a cheaper fare. “Prices are lower at 17:00,” Uber recently advised an Uber employee who requested a ride in Berkeley, California, and tweeted a screenshot of […]

Mumbai: Price capping for your taxi and auto rides to be delayed further | Hindustan Times

Mumbai: Price capping for your taxi and auto rides to be delayed further | Hindustan Times

City commuters are unlikely to get any immediate respite from surge-pricing of app-based taxis, black and yellow taxis and other taxi aggregators, as the recommendations made by the Khatua panel on controlling the surge in taxi fares will be given for fresh feedback. … The transport commissioner office has been asked to submit a report […]

Transat: difficult to offset higher fuel prices with higher fares for customers | The Telegram

Transat: difficult to offset higher fuel prices with higher fares for customers | The Telegram

MONTREAL — Transat AT Inc. expects to have a more difficult summer season than last year as a result of a sudden increase in jet fuel prices since April and limited ability to pass along the cost to customers, senior executives told analysts Thursday. Annick Guerard, the travel company’s chief operating officer, said on a conference call that […]