- As travel picks up, passengers across the country have noticed higher costs from ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft.
- The CEO of RideGuru said travelers can also expect longer wait times and “potentially a lot of cancellations” during the holiday season.
- Analyst Mark Mahaney said the fare increase means drivers are able to earn “significantly more” than before the pandemic.
As a woman in New York, Shweta Garg preferred to use Ubers or Lyfts to get around town.
“I felt safer, especially at night or going to the airport with my things,” she told USA TODAY. “I’ve always been the Uber Pool person.”
But now Garg has said the rides are far too expensive for ridesharing services to be an option. During a July trip from his home in the Financial District to John F. Kennedy International Airport (about 20 miles), Garg was stunned to find Lyft asking for over $ 250 for the 45-minute trip that he took. cost less than $ 70. Uber wasn’t much better, pricing the trip over $ 100.
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