Lyft is now testing paying drivers once we swipe accept. Boise, Rozwell, Hawaii are the areas this rolls out in on June 27th. Once the driver swipes ACCEPT the driver gets .45 then every min it takes you to get to the rider you will be paid .25 per min. & .57 per mile. Once you arrive and start trip ypu will get your regular rates. Will Lyft roll this out in every city? If so when? Will Uber follow? What are your thoughts?
After seeing post by RedAnt and looking into this further this may not be a good thing. What Lyft failed to mention is they cut rates first. As of now in the 6 markets this was rolled out to it seems like you may make better money for linger pick up but not on shorter ones. We will have to wait and see after getting feedback from drivers in those areas. RedAnt has a post to this thread that explains it more.