Rideshare users have mixed feelings about Uber, Lyft

Several University of Oregon students said they’re thrilled to have Uber and Lyft in town, but many said the prices are high and there’s not enough drivers.

Posted: Nov 29, 2018 3:13 PM
Updated: Nov 29, 2018 7:25 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have been in Eugene for the last couple of months, but some users in the area have mixed feelings about the new services -- especially their prices.

Several University of Oregon students said they’re thrilled to have Uber and Lyft in town, but many said the prices are high and there’s not enough drivers.

"I remember the first week and I was like Uber's here and I ordered an Uber and I didn't realize I spent like $40 on Ubers for two rides and I was like that was stupid, I'd rather I just walked," said McKenna Duvall.

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According to city officials, there are currently 850 people who drive for the rideshare companies.

Drivers must be at least 21 years old and will need to apply with Uber online where they will submit documents including insurance and registration.

KEZI 9 News has reached out to Uber and Lyft about their prices but has not heard back at this time.

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