Uber customers in New York City will feel a "noticeable" increase in the prices of tours from Friday. The company's officials told the post.
The company is planning to charge riders more to ensure it can meet the new minimum wage requirements in the city, and it will also start raising money for the state's new tax charge, officials say.
Uber officials refused to say exactly how much the prices will go up and claim that it will be a complicated formula based on time and distance, but they confirmed that the jump will be large enough for the riders to feel the clamp.
"Essentially, the method used to calculate the new driver fees means a" roaming charge "where riders pay higher prices to compensate drivers for their time on the road without passengers," the company wrote in a blog post. on Friday morning.
Uber will also start raising money for the state's new overcharge charge on pre-hire cars. That responsibility would start on January 1
Ride companies sued the city over their minimum wage On Wednesday, claims on the scheme will give Juggernaut Uber an unfair advantage over its smaller rivals. A judge refused to comment, but told the parties to try to make a compromise.
Meanwhile, it told the companies to either pay their drivers minimum wage or put the money into escrow until the issues are resolved.
Lift and Juno refused to say whether prices would also increase on Friday.