UNDATED (AP) — The big spike in gasoline prices has caused many of us to adjust how much we drive. Imagine what that’s like for those who drive for app-based services. Now, Uber is passing some of that pain at the pump to customers. It has imposed a temporary surcharge for riders. The extra fee will be either 45 or 55 cents for each Uber trip and either 35 cents or 45 cents for each Uber Eats order. The fees take effect Wednesday. Uber says all the money from the surcharges will go directly to drivers. There’s no immediate word from Lyft on whether it will impose similar fees.
Photo: An Uber sign is displayed inside a car in Palatine, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)