Rideshare giant to limit pricing during disruptions in an area with transport minister stressing it will come ‘at no cost to taxpayers’Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe New South Wales government has struck a deal with Uber to limit surge pricing when Sydney’s public transport network suffers outages, so stranded passengers who flock to the ridesharing platform aren’t stung with exorbitant fees.In the first such agreement between an Australian government and the rideshare giant, Uber has been integrated into NSW’s Transport’s incident response process, which was first activated last week when a heritage factory went up in flames next to Central station.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/jun/01/uber-to-cap-surge-pricing-in-nsw-during-public-transport-outages-after-deal-with-government
Author : Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter
Publish date : 2023-06-01 06:29:24
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