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Uber accidentally charges riders 100 times more than advertised fare price | New York Daily News

Uber accidentally charges riders 100 times more than advertised fare price | New York Daily News

Talk about surge pricing! Uber passengers in several cities across the country took to Twitter to complain of a glitch that charged riders 100 times more than advertised fares, costing some thousands of dollars for trips that should have only been a few bucks. In one of the worst cases, Aaron Himelman said his wife […]

Uber now gives passengers ride credits for buying stuff through Cargo’s in-car commerce platform | VentureBeat

Uber now gives passengers ride credits for buying stuff through Cargo’s in-car commerce platform | VentureBeat

Cargo, an in-car commerce company that helps ride-hailing drivers earn extra cash by selling stuff to passengers, is officially launching its Cargo Store mobile app today, giving riders the chance to earn cash back on a host of goods from an expanded marketplace. By way of a quick recap, Cargo has so far partnered with […]

Endless Traffic, Mass Confusion, Ride-Share Price Gouging Creating Chaos At LaGuardia Airport | CBS New York

Endless Traffic, Mass Confusion, Ride-Share Price Gouging Creating Chaos At LaGuardia Airport | CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A multi-billion dollar construction project at LaGuardia Airport is causing more than a minor inconvenience. Many travelers have to take another trip before they head home and many are now complaining of price gouging. On the Sunday night after July 4th, frustrated passengers fresh off a flight thought the long line […]

Spark’s electric cars now available to rent in Bucharest at double the price of an electric scooter | Business Review

Spark’s electric cars now available to rent in Bucharest at double the price of an electric scooter | Business Review

Spark, a Lithuanian startup that is also present in Bulgaria, was launched officially in Romania on Wednesday. The company offers electric car rentals which are similar to electric scooter rentals, with payment by the minute. Users must install the app and upload the necessary documents (driver license, bank account), without the need of a deposit. […]

Autos and Taxis will get a fair hike, Ola/Uber surge pricing to be capped | ThePOST24

Autos and Taxis will get a fair hike, Ola/Uber surge pricing to be capped | ThePOST24

Mumbai Transport will get a major overhaul as the transport department has decided to hike the fare of Autos and Taxi by Rs 2 for both the modes of Mumbai Transport. BEST has already got an approval from its Managing committee and will decrease the minimum fare to ₹ 5 as suggested by BMC Commissioner […]

San Francisco needs congestion pricing — and not just for downtown driving | SFChronicle

San Francisco needs congestion pricing — and not just for downtown driving | SFChronicle

Safer streets, less pollution, better transit, bustling business districts — San Francisco can have it all. Yet surging automobile traffic on our city streets is driving ever-increasing public health and safety impacts — and climate-changing carbon emissions. The sane response is to expand public transit and lower the cost to consumers, yet the San In […]

Startup lets you rent out your own car by the hour | NZ Herald

Startup lets you rent out your own car by the hour | NZ Herald

The idea behind YourDrive is that you can rent out your car during downtime – be it while you’re at work or away for a few days. The startup has software that will suggest hourly and daily pricing based on make and model, but an owner can override it if they choose. Ellison says allowing […]

MTA And City Move Forward On Congestion Pricing | Gothamist

MTA And City Move Forward On Congestion Pricing | Gothamist

The MTA and the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) are moving forward with preparations for implementing congestion pricing. For now, that means issuing a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) on what the next steps are to get the program up and running. This is so both agencies are on the same page when it comes to […]

Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing | BGR

Uber drivers are reportedly manipulating the app to create artificial surge pricing | BGR

Surge pricing is a frustrating, but understandable, compromise that we have to deal with in order to have affordable rides at our beck and call everywhere we go. If the weather’s bad, a major concert or sporting event just let out, or it’s just an especially busy night, you might end up paying an extra […]

NYC Needs a Direct Train to JFK, Not Uber Copter | CityLab

NYC Needs a Direct Train to JFK, Not Uber Copter | CityLab

The ride-hailing company’s plan to offer Manhattan-to-JFK helicopter shuttles overshadows the public-transit alternative that would help many more travelers. There are three ways to get from Manhattan to the city’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. All of them are pretty bad. First, there’s the subway: You can take the A or E out to eastern […]