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New York, San Francisco and Chicago show increasing cab rides and decreasing trips for the app-based services. S.F. Yellow Cab CEO says customers ‘come to us after they open up the Uber and Lyft app, say they feel prices are very high.’

Taxi-ride volume has increased in the past several months in San Francisco, New York and Chicago, coinciding not just with an economic recovery from the earlier stages of the pandemic but also with complaints about rising prices for rides from Uber Technologies Inc. UBER, -0.59% and Lyft Inc. LYFT, -0.99%.

While not all cab drivers are back on the road, either, Flywheel’s Kim said the difference is that
taxis don’t engage in surge pricing as Uber and Lyft do.

It doesn't seem that much of the increased pricing is going to the drivers.
Uber has stated that its drivers can earn $55,000 per year.

Independent analysis shows that the hourly earnings of a typical Uber driver are less than fifteen dollars an hour.
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