The Fares project is a crowdsourced investigation developed by Aaron Gordon and Dhruv Mehrotra of Jalopnik to increase transparency surrounding Uber and Lyft pricing practices. The ridehail companies say drivers are independent contractors, but do not allow them to set their own prices, nor can they decline unprofitable rides without facing potential reprimand from the company. Uber and Lyft unilaterally determine pricing structures. Yet, the ridehail companies retain total control over the data regarding how rider fares are divided between the driver and the company and have routinely declined to share it. This project is an attempt to shed light on how fares are split. You can read more about our reporting on this topic here. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or feedback, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us securely via WhatsApp and Signal.
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