As we told you last week, taxi drivers are planning to strike Tuesday afternoon at San Francisco City Hall. Although it is uncertain exactly how many cabbies will participate, most officials said it will not be a huge burden on customers as the time of the strike (noon-2pm) is usually a low-demand period.
But that hasn’t stopped Uber from stepping into the fray. The company, which allows users to request car pickups by text message or app, is offering customers rides at taxi cab rates, or 50 percent off normal price, all day on Tuesday within San Francisco city limits.
Normal flat rates will remain in effect for those traveling into and out of San Francisco. The company said on their website that they support taxi cab drivers, but want to let them know that “the Uber system can provide a powerful alternative for their needed services and expertise.”