With almost half of the New York City population being fully vaccinated, steps have been taken in recent weeks to re-open the city for residents and tourists. With that, we’ve seen a significant spike in Curb eHail Requests from our consumer riders. Since January 2021, we’ve experienced a 500% increase in Curb eHail requests in our NYC market – far surpassing our pre-pandemic ride requests.
With an increased demand, we want to remind our drivers that they can get more on-demand trips by accepting “Curb eHail” requests for Curb App consumer riders. In fact, some drivers can average up to 20 Curb eHail trips per day.
When a rider requests an on-demand ride through the Curb App, they will see Curb’s Upfront Fare before they request a taxi. These dynamically-priced fares are based on live and historical trip data, including metered fares, traffic, and wait times to ensure fair and competitive pricing for both riders and drivers.
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