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Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Uber puts its money behind congestion pricing | CSNY

Despite New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio getting on board with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s congestion pricing proposal for Manhattan’s central business district, the plan to fund the ailing Metropolitan Transportation Authority by enacting a toll for drivers entering Manhattan below 61st Street still faces some pushback from within the state Legislature – particularly from […]

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber Pays Drivers $20 Million to Settle Contractor Dispute | Reason

Uber is out $20 million. The ride-hailing company has agreed to settle a six-year-old lawsuit with drivers who argued they should be classified as employees—not contractors—and therefore deserve benefits and wage protections. Although Uber will hand a decent payout to the 13,600 drivers named in the suit, the company will not change their employment status. […]

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

Grab’s S$4 penalty: How about riders whose bookings are cancelled by drivers? | TODAYonline

I read the news item regarding the new cancellation policy of Grab where there is a S$4 penalty for passengers cancelling the ride five minutes after booking. This penalty fee goes to the driver. I just have one question for Grab: What happens if the driver cancels the ride? It has happened to me a […]

How do Lyft Shared Saver and Uber Express Pool work? | Autoblog

How do Lyft Shared Saver and Uber Express Pool work? | Autoblog

It’s no coincidence that Lyft is now offering the Shared Saver and Uber the Express Pool options — both are rooted in consumers’ willingness to risk a little convenience — and shoe leather — for a more affordable ride. And the offerings take a page from the successful startup Via Transportation, which is trying to […]

Sixt combines car sharing and rental with new app | Breaking Travel News

Sixt combines car sharing and rental with new app | Breaking Travel News

Sixt has launched its car sharing offer Sixt share. Via its new Sixt app, Sixt offers its customers a highly innovative car sharing service: Sixt share will give customers the freedom to return their vehicles flexibly beyond Sixt share business areas – at over 2,200 Sixt stations worldwide and also in all business areas. The […]

Peak demand pricing for Uber in La Crosse switches to flat surcharge | Lacrosse Tribune

Peak demand pricing for Uber in La Crosse switches to flat surcharge | Lacrosse Tribune

New surge pricing for Uber has come to La Crosse, according to a companywide email Uber sent its drivers this week. Passengers will now pay a flat fee instead of a percentage-based surcharge on the base fare during peak demand periods known as surges. The new pricing system would benefit drivers by giving them longer, […]

Rodeo fans wait for hours while ride shares cash in on surge prices | khou

Rodeo fans wait for hours while ride shares cash in on surge prices | khou

Problem is, these drivers were not appearing on either of the ride share apps. Once access for the green lot closed, Holly Williams says the drivers inside became far more selective. “They’re just sitting here waiting for people to get a ride and they’re not going to pick up the riders until there’s a surge,” […]

Uber vs. Taxi: What’s the Difference? | TheStreet

Uber vs. Taxi: What’s the Difference? | TheStreet

Uber vs. Taxi: Cost Uber and taxi alike have some similar metrics for determining price – including distance and time. But how do the services charge you differently, and is one more cost effective than the other? Uber One major difference between the way Uber and taxis charge customers is that Uber don’t charge based […]

Uber-like rental car services to adopt hour, day-based rates: MOTC |  CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Uber-like rental car services to adopt hour, day-based rates: MOTC | CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) Rental car service providers such as ride-hailing company Uber will be required to adopt an hour or day-based fare rate to prevent them from eroding the operating space of local taxi drivers, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Thursday. Although rental car companies currently apply a rate based on […]

Lyft’s ‘Shared Saver’ Feature Has Riders Pay Less But Walk More | Fortune

Lyft’s ‘Shared Saver’ Feature Has Riders Pay Less But Walk More | Fortune

Lyft launched a new Shared Saver feature Thursday that banks on the assumption that riders are willing to walk a couple blocks to save a couple bucks. Promising to provide the app’s lowest prices, unaffected by surge pricing, Lyft wrote on its blog that Shared Saver gives riders a “pickup spot that’s a quick walk […]