Recently, Uber and Lyft made changes in some cities to how surge is calculated and paid out. Many of you emailed RSG, wondering if these new changes were good for drivers or not. Senior RSG contributor Will Preston investigated the new surge rates and compared them to old surge – here’s what he found.
Once again Uber and Lyft changed the way we drivers get paid – this time with the new ‘flat rate surge’. As usual, many drivers feel it is just another attempt by these companies to increase how much they make versus how much we make. I thought I would take a look at what my surge rides look like to see if this was the case for me. Here’s what I found about the new changes to surge, and how you can use these changes to your benefit.