As an inch and a half of snow fell on Portland and the streets filled with traffic, Twitter filled with stories of the high price for a ride home from the ride-sharing programs.
That's part of the congestion pricing model used by ride-sharing companies. When demand is high, Uber and Lyft raise prices—a term commonly known as "surge pricing."
To be fair, travel times were also much longer this evening.
Lyft reportedly saw surge prices of 550 percent.
At the peak of rush hour, Uber reportedly offered a nearly $100 ride from the Lloyd Center to Saint Johns.
A MAX ride cost $2.50, but switches froze on eastbound lines.