Lyft Rates Increase. Will San Diego be next?

UberReallySucks

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Lyft just announced a rate increase in the Seattle market:

Fall Pricing for Lyft Seattle

Current Rates (as of 9/13)
Per Mile $1.37 --- $1.60
Per Minute $0.22 ---- $0.25
Min Fare $4.00 --- $4.00
Base $1.35 --- $1.70

Good job Lyft!

I hope San Diego is next on your Radar.... Uber will then increase rates too or lose the remaining 80% of the market to you my little pink friend :smiles:
No drivers = No Uber
Doesn't it feel nice to be a big Boy or girl and do your own thing instead of waiting for Uber to take the lead on everything?
 

SteveSD

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Lyft just announced a rate increase in the Seattle market:

Fall Pricing for Lyft Seattle

Current Rates (as of 9/13)
Per Mile $1.37 --- $1.60
Per Minute $0.22 ---- $0.25
Min Fare $4.00 --- $4.00
Base $1.35 --- $1.70

Good job Lyft!

I hope San Diego is next on your Radar.... Uber will then increase rates too or lose the remaining 80% of the market to you my little pink friend :smiles:
No drivers = No Uber
Doesn't it feel nice to be a big Boy or girl and do your own thing instead of waiting for Uber to take the lead on everything?
Unfortunately for us ,Seattle have union !
 

UberReallySucks

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Unfortunately for us ,Seattle have union !
It seems that the union thing is still a work in progress ...

Uber Drivers Seeking Unionization Face More Delays

by Heidi Groover • Sep 12, 2016 at 4:20 pm



Uber and Lyft drivers filled council chambers when the city council gave them the right to unionize last year. Now, they're back before the council as the city struggles to implement that law. HG
Today marked another chapter in local politicians' ongoing effort to put off a controversial decision on Seattle's groundbreaking Uber unionization law. Seattle City Council voted to extend the deadline for making rules about how the new law will take effect, including the controversial decision about which drivers will be allowed to vote on whether to form a union.

Last year, the council passed the law allowing drivers for app-based services like Uber and Lyft to unionize, promising drivers more control over their schedules and pay. But the law handed some significant rule-making decisions to the city's Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS), including the question of who should be considered a "qualified driver" allowed to vote on unionization.


Some drivers say anyone who has signed up to drive on the app should be allowed to vote. Others argue that drivers who work full-time should have the primary say over the process. FAS was supposed to make the call by next Monday.

But last month, staff for Mayor Ed Murray told the city council the mayor didn't want them to make that decision. The problem: The city council didn't want to make the call either. Facing a decision that was sure to piss off a large group of people no matter which way it went, the two branches of government stood at an impasse.

Today, the council punted the decision, extending the deadline for FAS to make the rules to January 17 and calling on the department to survey drivers before then. The law directs FAS to consider the total trips drivers take as well as the length and frequency of those trips and "any other factors that indicate that a driver’s work for a [company like Uber or Lyft] is significant enough to affect the safety and reliability of for-hire transportation."


As in several other meetings, drivers flooded council chambers today wearing green T-shirts that say, "I drive, I vote" and demanding that all drivers, no matter how much or how little they drive, be allowed the same vote. They complained that unionizing would threaten the "flexibility" they have working for apps like Uber.

"A union is going to say where we can drive, when we can drive," one driver said during public comment today. "I came to Uber because of the flexibility," said another. "I make Uber work for me."


Uber and Lyft drivers wearing "I drive, I vote" shirts say every driver should get the same vote on whether to unionize. Others say full-time drivers should have a larger say than part-time drivers. Seattle Channel

Other drivers said they wanted the protection of a union to help guard against unpredictable changes from the app companies, like fare reductions or being suddenly kicked off the apps. "I want a union to represent me to deal with [Uber]," one driver said today. "I work with fear, never knowing what will happen to me."

Dawn Gearhart, an organizer with the Teamsters union, which pushed for the legislation, told The Stranger she believes Uber is funding the "I drive, I vote" group in order to "flood the bargaining unit to make it impossible for drivers to ever negotiate. Standard anti-union campaigning." (Uber did not immediately return a request for comment about this. UPDATE: In a statement, Uber said the drivers who testified today "came on their own accord," though the company emailed drivers letting them know the ordinance would be discussed today. The company says it believes drivers should all get one vote on unionization, no matter how much or little they drive.)

Gearhart said her union believes the city should define "qualified driver" as someone who works about 80 percent of full-time or based on the number of rides a driver gives in a set period of time. The union suggests "one ride, one vote or 5000 rides 5000 votes," Gearhart said.

At today's meeting, Gearhart told concerned drivers, "We don't want your flexibility."

"The way [unionizing] usually works is drivers or members negotiate their own contract," Gearhart said. "If it hurts them, they vote no."
 

johncarlsbad

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Bottom line if Lyft was to raise rates in San Diego, No need to pay for driver referrals, No need for guarantees a whole lot of drivers, myself inculded would stop logging on to Uber. Lyft could and would grab market share. Price cut is coming from Uber one day soon, that's the time for Lyft to make their move.
 

UberReallySucks

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Bottom line if Lyft was to raise rates in San Diego, No need to pay for driver referrals, No need for guarantees a whole lot of drivers, myself inculded would stop logging on to Uber. Lyft could and would grab market share. Price cut is coming from Uber one day soon, that's the time for Lyft to make their move.
Yep. It's actually that easy!
 

Tidballa

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Lyft needs to copy the way Uber does surge... thats it. Raise the rates, no incentives, take 20%, promote tipping, and Lyft will win over all the drivers and start turning a massive profit finally.
 

Amsoil Uber Connect

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Good luck with that. I wish it would too. Could it just be Hazardous duty pay cause winter is a com'in. You know it never rains in Cali right ?
 

Escoman

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Lyft just announced a rate increase in the Seattle market:

Fall Pricing for Lyft Seattle

Current Rates (as of 9/13)
Per Mile $1.37 --- $1.60
Per Minute $0.22 ---- $0.25
Min Fare $4.00 --- $4.00
Base $1.35 --- $1.70

Good job Lyft!

I hope San Diego is next on your Radar.... Uber will then increase rates too or lose the remaining 80% of the market to you my little pink friend :smiles:
No drivers = No Uber
Doesn't it feel nice to be a big Boy or girl and do your own thing instead of waiting for Uber to take the lead on everything?
With Gas prices increasing again We really need it. Hell Cabs are at $2.80 mile here so what are people going to do ?
 

San Diego X

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Yellow cab is 33% cheaper with use of their app.

I imagine Uber/Lyft will raise rates to stop the bleeding. You can only lose so many billions before VCs and other investors become reluctant to shell out money.
 

Poolepit

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I want lyft to ultimately prevail in the battle with uber so bad even if I wasn't a driver. Unfortunately evil tends to prevail in corporate America more times than not.
 

Bill Feit

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I would also like to see Lyft fix the destination feature...it NEVER works for me...Uber has been a blessed addition for me and really helps get the day started southbound...Northbound not working so well be usually get a "part way" to Oceanside. Lyft added the feature months ahead of Uber but it has never worked right...why can't they fix this. Fix it and have it work at SAN and they would get most drivers to drop Uber.
 
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