Monday, January 26, 2015

Uber Says It Will Only Hike Prices 280 Percent in NYC During Blizzard of 2015

At a press conference on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned unnamed for-hire car services that price-gouging during emergencies was illegal.

"If you have any evidence of people taking advantage of this emergency to unfairly and illegally raise the prices of their rides, call 311 and report it," de Blasio said. "The Taxi and Limousine Commission will investigate.”

Uber told AP that "surge pricing will be capped at 2.8 times the normal fare" during the storm. That's not even triple, which is what Louie the Lip charges during emergencies.

Uber is waay better than Louie the Lip!

All roads and subways are closing at 11 p.m. Monday so get on home.

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.

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