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RideGuru Digest for Nov 19, 2018

Posted by: RideGuru in RideGuru Digest 3 months ago

From the RideGuru Forum

Uber and Lyft Loyalty Programs to be released soon!

There will be different tiers but some perks you can expect are $$ off rides, getting surge rides free of surge, getting reimbursed for cancelling, and getting upgrades!

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The San Francisco air quality is so bad that Uber drivers are selling masks out of their cars [Recode]

The city has seen some of the worst air quality in the world in the past few days.

California’s devastating wildfires are causing unhealthy air conditions for locals breathing ...

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The New Uber Loyalty Program: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by: RideGuru in Rideshare Knowledge 3 months, 1 week ago

Yesterday, Uber announced the launch of their new loyalty program and we have all the details for you, including how to sign up and what rewards you can expect!

What is Uber Rewards and how does Uber Rewards work?

First, it is important to note that Uber Rewards membership is free! Uber rewards has four tiers: Blue, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. You are placed into a tier depending on how much money you have spent on Uber rides and Uber eats over the past 6 months. The dollar amount you spend on “Uber Goods” is converted into points which determines ...

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How Uber and Lyft Continue to Change the Landscape of Traffic Congestion

Posted by: RideGuru in Rideshare Knowledge 3 months, 1 week ago

A new study revealed the truth about how rideshare companies are worsening traffic in cities across the United States. When rideshares like Uber and Lyft were first introduced, they were supposed to alleviate the traffic issue and reduce the amount of personal car ownership in major cities. 

In San Francisco between 2010 and 2016, there was an increase in daily vehicle delay hours, which is how many hours are spent the car due to traffic congestion. Uber and Lyft are said to be responsible for 51% of this increase, as well as 47% of the increase in miles traveled, and ...

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Is Bike Sharing the Future of Transportation? [Infographic]

Posted by: RideGuru in Infographics 3 months, 1 week ago

We are continuing our weekly fall infographic series this week with some fascinating insight into the world of "two wheels". With nearly 900 bike-share systems now in operation worldwide, the bike-share boom is officially upon us.

While the number show that bike sharing is booming, according to our recent survey, bike sharing usage in the US is still in the early stages with only 14% of respondents stating that they were regular users of bike or scooter shares. On a more promising note though, 30% mentioned that they could see themselves using this mode of transportation more in the future ...

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RideGuru Digest for Nov 12, 2018

Posted by: RideGuru in RideGuru Digest 3 months, 1 week ago

From the RideGuru Forum

Uber fined $750,000 for letting drivers work after customers complained of drunk driving

Is this a fair fine on Uber?

"The California Public Utilities Commission fined Uber $750,000 for failing to follow a “zero tolerance” policy on investigating and suspending drivers in ...

Lyft removed the option to split ride fares with other passengers, but says an "easier" option is coming soon [Business Insider]

  • Lyft just removed Split Pay, the feature that lets users split ride fares with other passengers.
  • The ride-hailing company didn't offer a ...
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