Uber and Lyft are releasing new driver bonuses in the form of ride streaks: consecutive rides given by drivers. But is this just another way to keep us from canceling on rides, like POOL or Line, that we don’t want to give? Today, senior RSG contributor Christian Perea lets us know what Lyft Streak Bonuses and Uber Consecutive Trip Boosts are, how they work, and how they could affect drivers.
There’s a new driver bonus in town from both Uber and Lyft, and it gives you cash for completing rides in a row during peak hours. Uber calls it the “Consecutive Trips Boost” and Lyft calls it the “Ride Streaks Bonus”. Both are similar programs that encourage drivers to accept every trip that comes their way without logging out, denying, or cancelling a ride during a set time period.
Lyft just announced they will be rolling this promotion out to drivers in all of their large and medium sized markets. Meanwhile, Uber has been testing several versions of this program in Boston, NYC, and Singapore over the last six months and are now testing it in San Francisco, Denver, and New Jersey. This leads me to believe that these sort of promotions will become a big part of driving for Lyft and Uber over the next few months.