Tag: Uber

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 […]

Letters: Uber’s Surge Pricing Is Merely Supply And Demand | Civil Beat

Letters: Uber’s Surge Pricing Is Merely Supply And Demand | Civil Beat

Steve Paselk’s recent letter (“Letters: Regulate Uber Drivers — For Their Own Good”) about Uber drivers purportedly earning a mere $9.21 per hour is unintentionally ironic, given the Honolulu City Council’s decision Wednesday to cap surge pricing (“City Council Votes To Cap Uber And Lyft Prices”) for all local ride-hail drivers. The study Paselk quoted contains myriad errors in its […]

More flexible taxis, Saskatoon ride-sharing rules expected this fall | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

More flexible taxis, Saskatoon ride-sharing rules expected this fall | Saskatoon StarPhoenix

The new rules for taxis and ride-sharing companies would eventually be rolled into the comprehensive bylaw, the report says. The numbers of taxi licences in Saskatoon would remain the same under the new rules at 160, but the 24 existing seasonal licences would be replaced by flex licences, allowing taxi companies to put more vehicles […]

Panel to engage warring online taxi companies, drivers | The Economic Times

Panel to engage warring online taxi companies, drivers | The Economic Times

Kumaraswamy, while in the Opposition, had extended support to Uber and Ola drivers protesting against declining earnings and incentives. Last year, the Janata Dal (Secular) leader helped launch a mobile app-based ride-hailing platform called Namma TYGR with driver-friendly terms but it failed to make a dent in the market. “Both Ola and Uber lured drivers […]

The Latest: Uber derides ‘surge pricing’ limit in Honolulu | Star Tribune

The Latest: Uber derides ‘surge pricing’ limit in Honolulu | Star Tribune

HONOLULU — The Latest on a Honolulu bill that would limit prices ride-hailing services can impose on riders (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Uber derided the measure passed by Honolulu leaders capping what ride-hailing services can charge during peak demand. Uber released a statement Wednesday calling the limit “a solution in search of a problem.” […]

Uber decries ride-hailing price cap passed in Honolulu | The Olympian

Uber decries ride-hailing price cap passed in Honolulu | The Olympian

Honolulu leaders approved a measure Wednesday to limit prices that ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand, a cap that the companies say would be the first restriction of its kind in the United States. The measure would prevent “surge pricing” if increased rates are higher than the maximum fare set […]