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Uber's Surge Pricing keeps drivers on the road

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423 Rider Driver
 Posted 4 years, 6 months ago

I happen to agree with this editorial.

What's interesting is they are talking about a storm that happened in March. Lyft turned off their Prime Time pricing due to the declared state of emergency, but Uber did not turn off Surge Pricing. The law is vague on whether it is legal to boost prices during a state of emergency. But can you guess which company had more drivers on the road? I can take a good guess.

If you're a passenger, and it's storming like crazy, and you need to get somewhere, would you rather have to wait hours for a cheap ride, or have a more expensive ride right away? I think the answer is obvious.