This might be difficult to believe, but I made more money driving in Birmingham AL than I do in Atlanta. These surges are a joke. 30- minute increments are impossible to meet. Every destination is so far away, you can never get back to the busy areas in time to benefit from the surge. I was out for six hours tonight, and it was like a regular SAT night. Last year, I was in Birmingham, and made over twice the money in only four hours, and those 4 hours were before midnight. Tonight, I was out from 9pm until almost 4am. Uber discounted fairs to riders earlier this year by over 25%. Riders say their minimum fare is 6 bucks, and we get only 3.75 of that. In Birmingham, it started out with drivers receiving 80% of fares, and then it to 75%. A twenty dollar fare there equals to about $11.50 here. Not to mention the amount of gas needed to go these long routes and the wear and tear on the car. I've been driving in ATL since September and I'm almost ready for my fourth oil change. The miles are racking up. It's almost not worth it.