Uber may be adding a very important feature that will totally change the riding experience, thanks to a new city policy
A proposal is on that table that would require a tipping feature might be added to Uber’s app in New York City.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission released a proposal Monday to require car services that accept only card payments (i.e. Uber) to provide a way for passengers to add a tip to their fare.
Uber’s main competitor, Lyft, already has a tipping feature built into its app, and therefore would not be affected by the policy change.
Uber has said in the past that it doesn’t allow passengers to tip drivers in order to prevent drivers spending more time in wealthier areas in hopes of larger tips.
In a statement, the popular ride-sharing company said it is open to reviewing the proposal.
Members of the Independent Driver’s Guild, which gathered 11,000 signatures on a petition pushing for a tipping feature, say tips are necessary for drivers to earn living wages.
We hope drivers get what they need!