Be prepared to shell out some serious cash if you plan on using the much-ballyhooed car-hailing service Uber to get home after your New Year’s Eve party tonight. New York Magazine’s Daily Intelligencer blog points to a notice sent to the company’s subscribers stating that it may charge a $100 minimum–before any time and mileage charges are applied–for rides tonight. Uber is no stranger to price gouging “surge pricing” –it employed similar tactics during Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath, which, as you might imagine, was the source of some public outcry.
The good news is there are plenty of other ways to get home this evening: plain-old yellow cabs are still available if you can find them, of course, and the subway system will be running with very few service changes.
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