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Honolulu first city to limit surge

Cableguynoe

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We already knew surge was going away.

Looks like they're making sure that it does

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/national/uber-urges-hawaii-customers-drivers-to-oppose-surge-cap/2018/06/06/700f2bbc-69c2-11e8-a335-c4503d041eaf_story.html


HONOLULU — Honolulu leaders planned to vote Wednesday on a measure that would limit prices charged by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft during peak demand, what the companies say would be the first restriction of its kind in the United States.

The measure would prevent “surge pricing” if increased rates are higher than the maximum fare set by the city. Uber sent emails to customers across the island of Oahu, which is where the rates would apply, urging them to oppose the rules that would impose “outdated taxi-style requirements on rideshare.”


http://m.startribune.com/the-latest-honolulu-council-votes-on-surge-pricing-limits/484755231/
 

Demon

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I use Uber as a pax many times in Hawaii, and I have to say that it was very affordable, AND all the drivers were really cool. If hotels are allowed to jack up the room rates during the busier times when demand is high, why should it be any difference when trying to get a ride?
For starters people know in advance of when the hotel prices will be jacked up.
 

Uber's Guber

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For starters people know in advance of when the hotel prices will be jacked up.
Doesn't take much of a brain to know that prices will be higher when a cruise ship rolls in, a concert ends, the bars close, or severe weather hits. If drivers aren’t paid accordingly, you can expect that trying to hail a quick & efficient Uber ride during congested or difficult periods is going to end.
 

Demon

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Doesn't take much of a brain to know that prices will be higher when a cruise ship rolls in, a concert ends, the bars close, or severe weather hits. If drivers aren’t paid accordingly, you can expect that trying to hail a quick & efficient Uber ride during congested or difficult periods is going to end.
It takes checking, which a person can do in advance with a hotel, not so with TNC.
Also, TNC is a public utility, a hotel is not.
 

Uber's Guber

Well-Known Member
It takes checking, which a person can do in advance with a hotel, not so with TNC. Also, TNC is a public utility, a hotel is not.
LOL, so you open the rider app to check the price and decide if you want the ride. How difficult is that?
As for public utilities, many customers are actually billed according to TOU pricing that is based on usage during times of peak demand.
BTW, cost of electricity in Hawaii is twice the nation's average. Don't like the Uber price, take a bus. Don't like your electrical bill, suck it!
 

heynow321

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Cool. So nobody will be driving when it’s inconvenient

Doesn't take much of a brain to know that prices will be higher when a cruise ship rolls in, a concert ends, the bars close, or severe weather hits. If drivers aren’t paid accordingly, you can expect that trying to hail a quick & efficient Uber ride during congested or difficult periods is going to end.
You get out of here with your intelligent insights

It takes checking, which a person can do in advance with a hotel, not so with TNC.
Also, TNC is a public utility, a hotel is not.
Are you kidding? Public utility? What are you talking about? It is a privately owned car service, not a government funded bus. Jesus Christ.....
 

Kodyhead

Well-Known Member
Could of sworn out of the 97 uber commercials on last night's game they said something about surges


Moving forward lol
 

Demon

Well-Known Member
LOL, so you open the rider app to check the price and decide if you want the ride. How difficult is that?
As for public utilities, many customers are actually billed according to TOU pricing that is based on usage during times of peak demand.
BTW, cost of electricity in Hawaii is twice the nation's average. Don't like the Uber price, take a bus. Don't like your electrical bill, suck it!
I appreciate you going out of your way to prove my point.
A rider can’t open the app and find out in advance what the cost will be tomorrow morning like they can for the public utilities you mentioned.

Cool. So nobody will be driving when it’s inconvenient



You get out of here with your intelligent insights



Are you &%$@!*ing kidding? Public utility? What the &%$@!* are you talking about? It is a privately owned car service, not a government funded bus. Jesus Christ.....
Yup, it’s a public utility, just like taxis. People need to be able to move around.
 
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hulksmash

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I appreciate you going out of your way to prove my point.
A rider can’t open the app and find out in advance what the cost will be tomorrow morning like they can for the public utilities you mentioned.


Yup, it’s a public utility, just like taxis. People need to be able to move around.
That’s the problem, Uber and their low rates have led people to believe they are entitled to those insantely low rates, like a public utility. If you artificially cap pricing, there won’t be enough cars to fulfill demand like before. Then again, the ants have allowed it to happen
 

heynow321

Well-Known Member
That’s the problem, Uber and their low rates have led people to believe they are entitled to those insantely low rates, like a public utility. If you artificially cap pricing, there won’t be enough cars to fulfill demand like before. Then again, the ants have allowed it to happen
Think about the stupidity of thinking a service offered by a private company is akin to a utility. Good god people are stupid
 

Rat

Well-Known Member
It takes checking, which a person can do in advance with a hotel, not so with TNC.
Also, TNC is a public utility, a hotel is not.
TNC is not a public utility

I appreciate you going out of your way to prove my point.
A rider can’t open the app and find out in advance what the cost will be tomorrow morning like they can for the public utilities you mentioned.


Yup, it’s a public utility, just like taxis. People need to be able to move around.
Taxis aren’t a public utility either.
 

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