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#21 Webster Guy

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:09 AM

In Madison, Wisconsin Uber has been responsible for multiple sexual harassments, and at least two traffic deaths. Surge pricing cost 108 dollars to a hotel, so I called a cab which cost 23 dollars on the way back. Be careful what you wish for.


Oh so nobody has died in a taxi cab I guess? Gimme a break. It's a 1000 times better and if you're implying it's more expensive than a cab then that would be a first for me, using it for almost 50 rides so far nationwide. It's not even close.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:16 AM

In Madison, Wisconsin Uber has been responsible for multiple sexual harassments, and at least two traffic deaths. Surge pricing cost 108 dollars to a hotel, so I called a cab which cost 23 dollars on the way back. Be careful what you wish for.


Many times I've dealt with the surge, especially during all the woes the D.C. Metro subway system was experiencing last year. A couple of times while I was in town fires in the metro tunnels led to 2x, 3x, I even saw 5x surge pricing.

But you know what? It's communicated to you clearly ahead of time. You know exactly what you're going pay when you request a car. So on those rare occasions when demand outpaces supply, you pay more. That's how a free market is supposed to work.

And like nobody ever got sexually harassed in a cab. At least with ridesharing, I know who the driver is, they know who I am, both our phones indicate where we are via GPS, and again, no cash changes hands.

Ridesharing rules.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:31 AM

oh thank god.  it's taken a long time but better late than never.  it would be nice just to go out to dinner, have a couple of drinks, and not have to worry about driving.  if i get sexually harassed a couple of times along the way, so be it.  it's the price i'm willing to pay.

 

edit:  i breezed through the article, so maybe i missed it, but wasn't uber being passed dependent on the budget getting passed on friday night...which didn't happen?  so does the budget have to be passed to make this final?  as the article mentioned, it could take at least 90 days to get uber running after being passed, so couldn't this just drag on for a while?


Edited by teef, 02 April 2017 - 07:35 AM.


#24 aristocrat

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:38 AM

In Madison, Wisconsin Uber has been responsible for multiple sexual harassments, and at least two traffic deaths. Surge pricing cost 108 dollars to a hotel, so I called a cab which cost 23 dollars on the way back. Be careful what you wish for.


Lol so no taxi has ever been in an accident or cabbie has ever done wrong?


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#25 YoloinOhio

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:45 AM

oh thank god.  it's taken a long time but better late than never.  it would be nice just to go out to dinner, have a couple of drinks, and not have to worry about driving.  if i get sexually harassed a couple of times along the way, so be it.  it's the price i'm willing to pay.
 
edit:  i breezed through the article, so maybe i missed it, but wasn't uber being passed dependent on the budget getting passed on friday night...which didn't happen?  so does the budget have to be passed to make this final?  as the article mentioned, it could take at least 90 days to get uber running after being passed, so couldn't this just drag on for a while?

it sounds like it is dependent on the agreement that they expect to happen but hasn't yet. Here is a pretty good article from the other day.
http://www.wgrz.com/...in-ny/426875035

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 07:49 AM

They haven't passed the budget yet boys.

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 08:02 AM

Amen.  I can only hope that my complaining on Twitter and TBD helped the cause in some, small way! :beer:

 

 

 

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:15 PM

 

it COULD be going to Antarctica as well.  Could is one of those lazy words.



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:23 PM

it COULD be going to Antarctica as well.  Could is one of those lazy words.


Will you send a post card?

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:28 PM

Amen.  I can only hope that my complaining on Twitter and TBD helped the cause in some, small way! :beer:

 

 

As much as complaining about cheating by Pats* to NFL probably.


Will you send a post card?

 

No (1) probably cannot afford surge pricing and (2) and do not have a "smart" phone.



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:43 PM

 
No (1) probably cannot afford surge pricing and (2) and do not have a "smart" phone.


Maybe with a tutor your phone can catch up?

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:45 PM

Maybe with a tutor your phone can catch up?

 

Nope no desire for one. I am not going down the data addiction I see some people at work have.  One "kicked" the cable and pays almost $200 a month for his phone.



#33 KD in CA

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:13 PM

In Madison, Wisconsin Uber has been responsible for multiple sexual harassments, and at least two traffic deaths. Surge pricing cost 108 dollars to a hotel, so I called a cab which cost 23 dollars on the way back. Be careful what you wish for.

 

Gee really?    Uber drivers get in accidents just like everyone else?   How shocking.

 

Funny how you never heard about taxi drivers sexually harassing anyone.  I guess that's never happened before.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 08:43 PM

@solomonsyed
As part of budget agreement, @NYGovCuomo also announces @Uber_NY and @lyft are coming to upstate NY. #InFocusAlbany

Edited by YoloinOhio, 07 April 2017 - 08:43 PM.


#35 mead107

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 05:47 AM

Budget pass yet?

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 06:24 AM

Budget pass yet?

yes. Uber to Buffalo within 90 days.

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 01:16 PM

yes. Uber to Buffalo within 90 days.


I wonder how long it takes to build an adequate pool of drivers. If you are unfamiliar with Uber and think this is a really good thing...you are wrong.... this is a great thing!


We recently paid $28 to get TO the airport with Uber, and $55 to get home via taxi. With surge pricing it was about the same price, but the experience was far superior using Uber.

#38 YoloinOhio

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 05:18 PM

I wonder how long it takes to build an adequate pool of drivers. If you are unfamiliar with Uber and think this is a really good thing...you are wrong.... this is a great thing!


We recently paid $28 to get TO the airport with Uber, and $55 to get home via taxi. With surge pricing it was about the same price, but the experience was far superior using Uber.

use it fairly frequently here and love it. Always wish I had it when visiting "home" -- very excited to have it in Buffalo when I'm there

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 10:47 AM

YOU GUYS in BFLo are the NYCity folk to Da Yoopers up in The UP... We are like kindred spirits, bonded by snow, to these guys, big city slickers in BFLo!

Will it be like this when Uber picks you up?



Hey... I am from BFLo... Born (@ Sister's Hospital) & raised... I can laugh @ myself, upbringing... ;-)

Or like this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ilSgXcEMHmI

Do they have Uber in the UP. I betcha it is quite an adventure in winter. Just for schits and giggles, I will fly into BFLo after the biggest snow storm possible... To hell with "surge pricing"... ;-) ... Get an Uber... Then be hyper-critical when dude (or especially dudette) is driving all wrong in the snow! "BRO! Give me the damn wheel, you are doing it all wrong!"

:-)

Edited by ExiledInIllinois, 09 April 2017 - 10:51 AM.


#40 YoloinOhio

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 07:12 AM

Looks like Lyft is in ... they tweeted they will be coming. Never taken Lyft, only Uber.