Tag: Surge Pricing

Guelph says safety, not pricing, focus of ridesharing regulations | CTV Kitchener News

Guelph says safety, not pricing, focus of ridesharing regulations | CTV Kitchener News

Taxi drivers had petitioned for the update to force ridesharers to pay a standard fee per kilometre – eliminating the use of Uber’s ‘surge pricing’ and similar features. “All they wanted was a fair environment. They just wanted a level playing field,” says David Wiedrick, the city’s bylaw manager. While the taxi drivers and the […]

Give taxis more room to compete on pricing | The Straits Times

Give taxis more room to compete on pricing | The Straits Times

But under the Public Transport Council (PTC) and the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) mandate, taxi companies were forced to adopt a unified fare structure, and could vary only certain components of their fares. Uber and Grab had focused on competing on the basis of fares – their dynamic pricing system against the taxis’ regulated fare […]

Final Four basketball fans hit with surge pricing as Uber, Lyft charge $100 or more for rides | San Antonio Express

Final Four basketball fans hit with surge pricing as Uber, Lyft charge $100 or more for rides | San Antonio Express

Adding insult to injury, Kansas Jayhawks and Loyola Ramblers fans were hit with some hefty surge prices from ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft after their teams suffered crushing losses at the Alamodome Saturday night. Basketball fans in town for the NCAA Final Four tournament took to social media to complain about paying steep prices of […]

DoorDash is here to deliver food from more than 1,500 local restaurants | Next Pittsburg

DoorDash is here to deliver food from more than 1,500 local restaurants | Next Pittsburg

Between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m, people in those areas can order from hundreds of local restaurants including Primanti’s, Kaya and Bluebird Kitchen, as well as national chains such as  Houlihan’s, PF Chang’s and Buca di Beppo. “Delivery is something we see as the future of restaurant dining, and we are excited to be a part […]

Philly taxicab drivers down, but not out, after losing federal appeal against Uber | WHYY

Philly taxicab drivers down, but not out, after losing federal appeal against Uber | WHYY

A group of taxicab companies hoped the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit would rule that Uber was violating antitrust laws by flooding the market with drivers. Instead, the panel sided with Uber, saying the San Francisco-based company hasn’t tried to form a monopoly, but “enhanced competition.” “Running a business with greater economic […]

Yellow cab hail apps may adopt surge pricing model | NY Daily News

Yellow cab hail apps may adopt surge pricing model | NY Daily News

Surge pricing could be coming to yellow cabs, and Taxi TV screens may be going, under new proposals voted on by the Taxi and Limousine Commission Thursday. Apps used to hail yellow and green cabs — Curb and Arro are the two main companies — can bring surge pricing to e-hail trips under the TLC’s […]

Ryde hopes to fill void left by Uber’s exit, Transport News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

Ryde hopes to fill void left by Uber’s exit, Transport News & Top Stories | The Straits Times

This will also translate into lower fares for commuters, he said. Ryde is in the midst of finalising its pricing structure, which will include dynamic pricing, where fares fluctuate based on demand. Mr Zou stressed that fares will be “transparent, fair and equitable”. The firm is up against Grab, which is valued at an estimated […]

Uber Pool: Uber launches carpool feature in Australia | The NewDaily

Uber Pool: Uber launches carpool feature in Australia | The NewDaily

Uber Pool makes up about 20 per cent of all Uber trips in cities where it is available, such as New York, Paris and London. How will Uber Pool work? The Uber Pool feature will match users with other travellers who want to go in a similar direction. It differs from the standard UberX service in that riders are directed to walk […]

Regulators to ensure Grab-Uber deal will not erode competition | The Straits Times

Regulators to ensure Grab-Uber deal will not erode competition | The Straits Times

The LTA added that it was reviewing a regulatory framework to license private-hire car operators “to keep the private-hire car and taxi industries open and contestable”. The CCS said Singapore’s competition laws prohibit mergers that may result in a “substantial lessening of competition”, and indicated that it could “require the merger to be unwound or […]

Why Railways Needs to Extend Flexi Fares Scheme and Not Opt for Frequent Tweaks | News18

Why Railways Needs to Extend Flexi Fares Scheme and Not Opt for Frequent Tweaks | News18

In its latest report, CAG has said that the railways ministry needs to revisit the passenger and other coaching tariffs so as to recover the cost of operations in a phased manner and reduce its losses in core activities. “The fixation of passenger fare and freight charges should be based on the cost involved so […]