This is the third city I've drove in and money could be so much better here if the drivers would get on the same page. $1.15 a mile is a great rate compared to other cities but when everyone gathers up in one spot they are only preventing surges. Logged into the rider app last night to see where I should position myself and there were 5 cars stacked up in one block that would surely surge if you gave it the chance. Drivers, check your rider app, stay close but far enough away from the hot spots to allow them to surge, when an area starts surging, go offline and allow the surge to build. I don't take the 1.2x surges, I will go offline and allow it to build to at least 2.4x. I'll be out of here in February so it doesn't affect me much but you guys need to start a dialogue and start making some real money. There is no lyft here yet so the only competition you have are the local cab companies that the Millennials don't even know exist. I just found this site and I'm sure there's many drivers that also haven't seen it. If you meet another Uber driver, swap numbers, and get a game plan.