Uber Drops Fares 50% For SF Taxi Strike
Tomorrow is going to be a tough day for getting around in San Francisco. Taxi drivers are going on strike, and while they circle City Hall in hopes of getting a better deal, Uber is making sure to do our part to keep San Francisco moving.
Uber and its driver partners are planning to stand in solidarity with the people of San Francisco. That means making sure ordinary folks can get around the city while the taxi drivers strike to get a fair deal. So, on Tuesday, June 21st, from 4am until midnight, ALL UBER TRIPS WILL BE AT TAXI PRICES. This one day 50% cut in fares is for all riders, Uber Newbies and Loyal Uberettos alike.
In order to make this a reality, everybody had to pitch in: 1) We asked our drivers to take a 1-day pay cut. 2) Uber is giving its entire cut of any revenues to our driver partners to soften the blow of the price decrease. It’s an interesting exercise. Classic economics says when you lower the price, that quantity of supply decreases. But classic economic models don’t account for the pride Uber and our driver partners take in being a viable transportation alternative in San Francisco, especially when San Franciscans need us most.
We know how tough it’s going to be out there and as we socialized the idea to our driver partners they were enthusiastically supportive of anything we could do to make sure that San Franciscans can get around the city Tuesday! Furthermore, we want to put a word of support out there to the hard working taxi drivers in San Francisco, and let them know that the Uber system can provide a powerful alternative for their needed services and expertise.
So a reminder of the details:
WHAT: 50% off all Uber rides in San Francisco city proper.
WHEN: On Tuesday June 21st, from 4am to midnight.
DETAILS: All of our flat rates will remain in effect and trips beginning or ending outside of SF will be at normal rates.
BE UBER: Enjoy it, share it, and make sure if you see someone stranded you tell them about it. We’re excited to help support the people of SF and we expect you to do the same with your fellow, stranded, Uber citizens!
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