As New Year’s Eve preparations kick off around Australia, the logistics of the biggest night of the year can be a downer.
Transport is never easy on New Year’s Eve, with buses diverted, taxis full and roads closed across most major cities. So now that there is a new player in town called Uber, you’d expect the after-midnight journey home to get a little easier, right?
Yes, if you can afford it
Uber Australia has advised its app users in an email Wednesday that surge pricing will be activated during the New Year’s Eve rush, which is the company’s method to get more drivers on the road to meet demand. The company estimates during the peak time, a standard ride could surge up to A$100. …