*Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company that competes with traditional taxi companies by providing rides for lower fees and pick ups from a one-touch app on your smartphone or tablet, announced on Friday that their UberX fees are being raised by $1.
The charge is a $1 “Safe Rides Fee” and it is on every ride taken through its UberX service.
Uber offers several ride options, with UberX being its least expensive. The rides are conducted by nonprofessional drivers who use their own vehicles that have been vetted by Uber through background checks and vehicle inspections.
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