Did you catch the national news story out of Cleveland, OH? The new surge system just rolled into town and amidst much misinformation there is a large collection of very unhappy drivers with a "meeting at the hub" planned for tomorrow from what I'm hearing.
So what has the reaction been in your market once the new surge system arrived?
It would seem to me (as a driver) that while we all want to maximize our incomes and few drivers have any concern for the dozens of other drivers that may have been waiting for a ping within the surge market - which would have disappeared without a surge ride before, but with the new system, EVERY driver in a surge area is guaranteed a surge ride on their next ping; (even if the customer isn't paying surge rates)... it seems very fair when you view it through the lens of " sharing the distribution"... and even more when you can see that they DO pay you additional surge dollars beyond the $3-4 dollar surge adder on long trips. In fact you could make MORE with the new system if you were to do several short rides in a row which nobody wanted previously during a surge.
What was it like in your market area when the new surge method arrived?