Uber Gets Backlash for Surging Prices During Yesterday’s TTC Outage

Commuters were paying as much as $75 for rides from mid-town

Yesterday, all hell broke loose: THE ENTIRE TTC SYSTEM SHUT DOWN – just in time for the morning rush hour. So, commuters looked to Uber to save them, only to find out that the “revolutionary” company hiked fares by as much as five times the normal price – in some cases, the minimum fare was a steep $75.

Uber calls it “surge pricing,” saying it encourages Uber drivers to take fares during times of unusually high demand. Customers, though, feel cheated by the price fluctuations that come seemingly at random, and just after they defended the company from being banned in Toronto.

As usual, people expressed their frustration on Twitter:

Do you think Uber should rethink the price surging? Were you affected by it? Let us know in the comments.