Amid gas woes, NYC ride-hail drivers seek fuel surcharges

Ride Hail Drivers-Fuel Costs
Posted at 4:45 PM, Mar 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-25 16:45:11-04

NEW YORK (AP) — With fuel prices approaching $5 a gallon at some New York City gas stations, drivers for Uber and Lyft are calling on the ride-hailing companies to place surcharges on trips to help ease the rising cost of keeping for-hire cars and taxis on the road.

Taxi drivers will soon be more widely listed on Uber’s app, and some rallied Friday morning at a New York City gas station to call on the Taxi and Limousine Commission to put in place an emergency $0.75 fuel surcharge on Uber, Lyft and all taxi trips.

On Tuesday, app drivers are planning to deploy a caravan across the Brooklyn Bridge to midtown Manhattan to deliver their grievances to Uber executives.