Uber just lowered the rates in Hartford to $1.10/mile, out of which uber takes the first twenty percent from the driver leaving him or her with $.88/mile, the IRS says it costs $.57/mile to operate a vehicle, leaving the driver with a net of $.31/mile and $.13/minute with a $1.40 base fee. If your ride to work is 5 miles and 10 minutes that leaves the driver with $4.25 profit. That includes the uncompensated time and miles it took him to get to you and it's very possible that is the only request he will get that hour. I hope you are not one of the people that thinks the tip is included at those rates unless you think $4.00 is a fair price for the ride and $.25 is an adequate tip.I had trouble getting a uber this morning which I found so strange being that I've been using uber for the last 3 months just to go to work on time, is there a reason? I just was informed by one of the drivers that they going on strike.... How true is that and why?