Hope as well. But certainly you can't gage by this morning. Labor Day weekend is in the rearview mirror, all schools back in session, congress, etc. Surges are great, but people need to except them. Ubers model is flawed as we all know. A lot of new riders only consider Uber when non-surge. Couldn't drive this morning but was curious and went on-line. Received ping after ping in my area (Fairfax) where it wasn't surging at the time. I have sat in surging areas before for 10-15 mins without a single ping. Regardless if it does, it will be short lived as most things with Uber other then the low fares!Could we be getting back to a little of the old days? Just looked and see it surging all over. I can't go out right now but hope this is the start of a good fall. Anyone drive this morning?
Exactly why I decided not to go out this morning. With Uber you have to be moving to make money since the per minute part of the fare has been lessen by 60% since the last two fare reductions.It is Terrible Tuesday! Traffic is so horrendiferous that no one can get anywhere. Since everyone is back from Summer, the demand is there. All of the vehicles are stuck in traffic. Nobody can get a ride. I never hit the street in morning rush hour on Terrible Tuesday.
I like that, "no one can get anywhere"!!! If it wasn't so seriously problematic for everyone, it would be funny!!!!It is Terrible Tuesday! Traffic is so horrendiferous that no one can get anywhere. Since everyone is back from Summer, the demand is there. All of the vehicles are stuck in traffic. Nobody can get a ride. I never hit the street in morning rush hour on Terrible Tuesday.
It will be pretty bad this week. People have been away, so they need to get back into the rhythm. It will be better next week. Traffic will still be heavy, but not as bad as this week. What will help is the use of a traffic application. Failing that, WTOP has traffic and weather every ten minutes on the 8s.I started as driver in early August, so this is my first experience with non-summer traffic patterns. It was pretty horrible. If mornings will be like this, no thanks uber!!!! You aren't paying me enough to accept a 15 minute away ping where I know it will take 30 minutes due to traffic to pick up a pax who wants to go 5 miles to some metro stop and that trip takes 30 minutes too!!!
Only a $35 fare on 2x from Chinatown to Burke, that can't be correct?I set my alarm for 3am..opened the app & blood everywhere(surging)for the newbies..I saw a 2.4 1.8 1.4s all over the map..so I haul ass to the 2.4 area & end up settling for a 2.1 going to Burke Va from Chinatown..2 freaky party girls ready for action..she said I'll hump you in the front seat..I declined & told her she can get naked though..lol the screenie is what it was still doing after drop off
When UberX first launched time was not a factor in the fare, $5 - $2.50 mile. Which was a flaw on Ubers part because it didn't offer as much incentive to drive rush hour. Literally when you were sitting in heavy traffic you were making very little for your time. Really makes you wonder when Ubers making decisions is there really any perspective of anyone that has any real driving experience with Uber?Not 2 times3 times
No one in the electronic car summoning business wants to hear anything from anyone who actually knows something about the ground transportation for-hire business. These people know it all and will be the first to tell you that. These people are actually the most dangerous kind. They may know their technology, but they have learned only a little about ground transportation for-hire and think that they know it all.is there really any perspective of anyone that has any real driving experience with Uber?