The ride-hailing company moves to enlist drivers and clients in an effort to block or tone down $40 million in levies from the mayor’s 2020 budget.
By GREG HINZ
The goal: fire up its riders about the increase, in the apparent hope that they’ll put pressure on the mayor and aldermen to back down or at least cut a deal.
In a statement, the San Francisco-based company said it is emailing customers and drivers informing clients of the pending hike, and that it has posted an update on its website laying out the facts as it sees them. In addition, receipts issued at the end of each ride will include a link to Uber’s site saying customers can learn more about about how the city “wants to increase ridesharing taxes and make most Uber trips more expensive.”