Uber’s popularity on the rise in Canberra despite controversy

Canberra’s Uber X ride-sharing service is continuing to grow in popularity with more than 700 locals now signed up as drivers – seven times the number who started when the service was legalised in the ACT 18 months ago.

Passenger numbers are also rising with more than 80,000 Canberrans downloading the smartphone app for the cashless service which connects them with drivers who use their own cars to provide transport.

The increases have occurred despite costly new ACT Government regulations for Uber drivers and strong concerns in Melbourne and Brisbane about driver pay rates and conditions.

Uber X driver-partner Allan Shaw from Banks has been driving for an average of 40-45 hours a w….  [read more]


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