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An Uber driver's advice for New Year's Eve riders

31 December, 2017, 01:00 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • NSW Taxi Council has warned customers to be aware of their rights when ordering a taxi or ride-share car on New Year's Eve. Source AAP

"We'll have 24 taxi cabs made available for northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton combined", said Robbie Burgit from Burgit's Electric City Taxi.

As you solidify your New Year's Eve plans to bid 2017 adieu, there's a new effort to keep you safe after you celebrate. And Uber's algorithm ensures that all the passengers' final destinations are along a similar route so you won't need to go too far of the way. "It's New Year's Eve". "This is definitely not something you do as a means to support yourself, but it does help a little", Nicholson said of working as an Uber driver.

"Be vigilant, especially during New Year's Eve and understand what your rights are".

The cost in the Tampa market is around $25 plus an additional $3.45 per mile. Uber posted a blog December 11 that describes the spike the company saw in ride requests between 8-11 p.m. on New Year's Eve 2016. Which is to say, how much do you value the actual clock strike of midnight?

UberTAXI, which operates out of the Uber phone app and is normally restricted from charging more in peak periods, is now allowed to utilise surge pricing.




Prices for fares tend to spike during times of high demand.

Surge pricing is notorious. Lyft calls it Prime Time.

According to Longview Transit Director of Operations Tequita Mumphrey, "Longview Transit has been providing Safe-Ride-Home transportation on New Year's Eve for nine years now, and it continues to be a great service for the community".

"Given we're expecting millions of rides to occur on just this one night, fares will likely be higher than usual", Uber said in a release. "Call them. Make contact with them, because they could be holding up traffic", Carner said.

But you might not have to beg a friend to be the designated driver. "It's a service like a restaurant. We have to wait for the Uber response before we can figure out what we're going to pay for the cleaning, which is tough on us because these are people's personal vehicles".

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