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  1. Mista T

    Pop quiz

    Okay Portlanders, here is todays pop quiz. Without looking up the answers, can you fill in the blanks? In 1845 when Portland was being named, the two founders (Asa __________ and Francis ____________) both wanted to name the city after their home town back east. Francis was from Portland Maine...
  2. Mista T

    Winter driving in Portland

    2 years ago: Worst winter in 9 years. Uber was surging frequently. Made a killing. Lyft had lots of surge, but whenever there was a stacked ping you had no idea if/what was the surge. Lots of stacked cancels! Did some Lyft, lots of Uber, did very well. My best week was (including tips and minus...
  3. Mista T

    How long do I wait before deadheading

    Mid week. Mid day. Drop off at Ilani. How long should I sit here reading UP posts before I break down and deadhead to Salmon Creek? Any advice from the locals?
  4. Mista T

    Easy cancel fee

    Was down by OMSI, got a ping near Produce Row. As I head over there I hear DING DING DING DING DING DING and a freight train rolls on in. Damn. Pax is just on the other side of it! Texted the pax, "Unless you want to hop that train to get in my car, you might want to cancel the ride, or you...
  5. Mista T

    Audits

    For those of you who have not yet experienced the joy of being audited, I have great news! PBOT has expanded their audit team from 8 to 20 people and are going to start doing audits on the weekend.
  6. Mista T

    Heads up to Eugene drivers

    Eugene requires special permitting to be allowed to drive there, you already know this. As a non-Eugene driver, I cannot pick up in Eugene, nor can anyone else. Supposedly. Portland is the same way. When you travel up this way you should be able to get rides in Salem, Corvallis, and Bend. You...
  7. Mista T

    Pick up on the I5 bridge

    Naturally, the pick up was at a nearby hotel. Can't wait for those SDCs, they will solve everyone's problems, lol!
  8. Mista T

    Pop Quiz

    Where are the HIGHEST and LOWEST prices for regular gas in the greater Portland area? I'm pretty sure I know the answers, but things change and if you think you've got the winner then state location and post pics if possible. I will post my pics after others guess :)
  9. Mista T

    Amazing tip day yest.

    Yesterday I was pretty tired, I'm starting in a new career and only had enough energy to put in 4 or 5 hours. So when I got a ride that took me 3 miles from home, I was done. Went home. Looking at my daily summary shows an amazing result: 8 Uber rides, 2 were surged rides. The other 6 gave me...
  10. Mista T

    Avoided an audit

    Took an Uber pax a few miles from a grocery store to a pharmacy. As we pull in, Uber offers me a stacked ride, which I accept. The woman says "I should have said something 10 seconds ago. I work for the city, here is my badge. Since you just accepted another ride, we won't do an audit today, I...
  11. Mista T

    Confirmed 60% drop in DUIs in Portland

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.autoblog.com/amp/2018/09/18/heres-how-much-ride-sharing-is-keeping-drunk-drivers-off-the-ro/&ved=2ahUKEwj5ldLcjsXdAhUFWCsKHSx9DPEQqUMwBHoECAgQFQ&usg=AOvVaw3idK6PBgOhRK3egZwP71As Study done in 2017 showed DUIs dropped 60% in...
  12. Mista T

    Rain!!

    About damn time Portland showed true colors.
  13. Mista T

    2nd time this has happened

    Get a ping for 810 nw 6th. Map shows Roseland, but the address is the train station. The first time I figured it was just a fluke. But it happened again tonight.
  14. Mista T

    Lyft surge in PDX

    "Hey Mr T, what's all that yellow on my Lyft map?" That would be where Lyft is charging pax surge prices. "But Lyft doesn't pay surge to drivers in Portland anymore, do they?" Nope. "Do you drive in that area then?" Yes. I turn off Lyft and drive right into the busy areas with Uber turned on.
  15. KCsunshine

    Problem getting too many Portland Oregon Uber Eats deliveries while trying to stay in Vancouver Wa

    Are there any other Vancouver Washington drivers who have been having a problem getting long distance Portland Oregon deliveries? I can only reject so many of these or my percentage goes down. I've run into a couple of other Uber drivers who have complained this happens too, and got stuck in...
  16. Mista T

    Lyft stupidity, coupled with the Timbers games

    You know how Lyft asks pax what airline they want, even tho everyone gets dropped off at the same spot? They are going to try this with the Timbers games. Don't know about anyone else, but I drop off near McD's and make people walk a block or 2...
  17. Mista T

    Weekly stats, 8/13 - 8/19

    Good morning fellow ants! My 4th and final weekly report is here. Last week I was sick so I imagine my ratings and tips were negatively affected, but I drove anyway. There was a bit more dead time on Friday (a full hour before my first acceptable ping) but Sat and Sun were okay. I got a pax...
  18. Mista T

    Gift from a pax

    Picked up a woman from a hair salon, taking her home. She was practically in tears. Had just broken up with her boyfriend, suspected him of cheating, why do people do this, why can't I just find someone that can be honest with me, etc. I let her cry on my proverbial shoulder for a while. At the...
  19. Mista T

    Weekly stats, 8/6 - 8/12

    Good day! Last week was another slow week, kind of. I did more dead driving than I wanted, and I had Lyft turned off during the rare Uber surges. I put in serious full time late night Fri and Sat, doing 14 and 15 hour days. Here are my stats for the week. Uber 66 rides 16 in app tips 0 cash...
  20. Mista T

    Weekly stats, 7/30 - 8/5

    One heck of a hot week, it was. More of the same this week. I was really pissed at Lyft that first day, so the ride count is slightly skewed in favor of Uber, but not much. Lyft gave me a 31 minute ride, then swapped me out for a shortie. So I spent 3 hours accepting Lyft pings and ignoring...
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