Uber takes heat for jacking prices during TTC meltdown
If you're cringing at the thought of what riding Line 2 this morning was like amidst total, power outage-induced chaos, you may also be frustrated with Uber right now.
The popular ride-hailing app dissuaded many from using the service as an alternate to the chaos underground today with its infamous surge pricing.
So I'm stuck in Toronto right now durning rush hour and heavy snow. Ive been sitting in an office buildings food court for the past 2 hours waiting for the uber prices to go down. This is my morning. pic.twitter.com/8RY1uXuvfb— Jake Williams (@datJakeWilliams) January 8, 2018
Many in the city have been burned by Uber surges before, which makes us all a bit more likely to double-check out estimated fares before hopping into someone's car-for-hire.
Was planning on taking an Uber instead of facing the shuttle buses but my $20 trip has become $65. see u soon buses 😎— Bronte (@bronteisafinder) January 8, 2018
I’m paying $50 for an Uber on what usually is only $8 so I can take my mom to work https://t.co/Pp85WGOWdJ— Mer. (@itsachillything) January 8, 2018
And riders using Lyft, Uber's new-to-Canada competitor, didn't seem to be faring much better.
What a way to start the week. Sheesh.
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