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Honolulu first city to limit surge

Discussion in 'News' started by Cableguynoe, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. We already knew surge was going away.

    Looks like they're making sure that it does

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/amph...0f2bbc-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across the island of Oahu, which is where the rates would apply, urging them to oppose the rules that would impose “outdated taxi-style requirements on rideshare.”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/
     
  2. Hono driver

    Hono driver

    Location:
    Honolulu
    Not a law yet and might not be.
    The mayor has gone on record saying he won’t sign it. Expect Uber to raise rates here IF it becomes a law.
    So much for Hawaii being one of the better towns to drive in.
     
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  3. Uber's Guber

    Uber's Guber

    Location:
    United States
    Driving:
    UberX
    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?
     
  4. Demon

    Demon

    Location:
    Orlando
    For starters people know in advance of when the hotel prices will be jacked up.
     
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  5. Uber's Guber

    Uber's Guber

    Location:
    United States
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    UberX
    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.
     
  6. Demon

    Demon

    Location:
    Orlando
    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.
     
  7. Uber's Guber

    Uber's Guber

    Location:
    United States
    Driving:
    UberX
    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!
     
  8. Cool. So nobody will be driving when it’s inconvenient

    You get out of here with your intelligent insights

    Are you kidding? Public utility? What are you talking about? It is a privately owned car service, not a government funded bus. Jesus Christ.....
     
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  9. The uber sheople arnt going to appose the surge removal or surge limits...

    That's going to happen LOL...

    Looks like surge pricing is going to go away.

    The death of rideshare?
     
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  10. JimKE

    JimKE

    Location:
    Miami
    This is what government is for: to make everything right!

    And they consistently do such a wonderful job!
     
  11. Kodyhead

    Kodyhead

    Location:
    South Floreduh
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    Could of sworn out of the 97 uber commercials on last night's game they said something about surges


    Moving forward lol
     
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  12. Demon

    Demon

    Location:
    Orlando
    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.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2018
  13. Nope. It’s not.
     
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  14. 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
     
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  15. Think about the stupidity of thinking a service offered by a private company is akin to a utility. Good god people are stupid
     
  16. Rat

    Rat

    Location:
    Tallahassee, FL
    TNC is not a public utility

    Taxis aren’t a public utility either.
     
  17. Demon

    Demon

    Location:
    Orlando
    Certainly are. Not really something that’s up for debate.
     
  18. Nope
     
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  19. Demon

    Demon

    Location:
    Orlando
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  20. Uber's Guber

    Uber's Guber

    Location:
    United States
    Driving:
    UberX
    Oh, sure sure, you have a point.:rolleyes:
    I’m only suggesting that you cover it with a Toupée, or attempt to grow some hair over it. :D
     

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