(Reuters) – Honolulu could become the first U.S. city to limit fares ride-hailing companies can charge when demand spikes, following a city council vote on Wednesday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper reported.
Ride-hailing companies such as Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Lyft Inc use a model known as “surge pricing” in which the fare for a ride rises when factors such as rush hour and bad weather increase demand for the service.
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The practice could be limited in the future in Hawaii’s largest city after the Honolulu City Council approved by a 6-3 vote a bill requiring city officials to cap surge pricing by ride-hailing companies, the newspaper reported.
For the bill to become law, however, it still needs to be signed by the Mayor Kirk Caldwell, whose administration appears to oppose the measure, Hawaiinewsnow.com reported.
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The city Department of Customer Service said it opposed the...
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