Lyft said riders in the United States on Wednesday, except those in New York and Nevada, would have to pay an extra 55 cents to travel as the California-based airline seeks to mitigate the impact of high gas prices on drivers. .
Companies hiring gig workers have begun imposing these surcharges as social media drivers protest high gas prices due to Western sanctions on Russia, a major oil producer.
The fuel surcharge policy starts next week and will remain in effect for at least 60 days, Lyft said, adding that the money will go directly to drivers.
The move reflects that of the opponent Uberwhich stated that its customers would have to pay an extra charge of either 45 cents or 55 cents on each trip.
On Tuesday, food delivery company DoorDash said its US-based delivery partners would be eligible for a 10% cash refund on gas purchases from March 17.
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