Car Services Limiting Fleets, Raising Prices as Gas Crisis Continues

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As many car services have limited their fleets due to the overwhelming demand for rides versus the gas shortage throughout the area, has also released a statement regarding the current gas crisis.

This lack of cars is causing long wait times for reservations, and even reservations through Wednesday of next week are in jeopardy., like many other services, is also raising prices on rides, though they say this will decrease again as more cars are brought back onto the streets.

Currently, they state that they are down to only 20 percent of their fleet.

Read the full statement below:

Dear Customer,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you affected by Hurricane Sandy.

We wanted to provide you with some information regarding our service in New York and New Jersey.

We’re down to an estimated 20 percent of our total private car supply in the region, and demand for rides is greatly increasing. is working with our partners in the region to free up more cars, but this effort will take some time.

In the meantime, please be advised of the following:

If you currently have a ride scheduled between now and Wednesday, November 7th, please know our customer service team is doing everything in its power to fulfill the ride. If you have any questions or concerns about an upcoming ride, please call (toll free): (866) 546-6726.

Due to the high volume of calls, you may experience longer wait times than usual. Your patience is appreciated.

Due to the strain this shortage has put on drivers, as well as a gas deficiency in the area, you may notice an increase in the cost of rides. As our team is able to pull more vehicles back into the system, these prices should begin to decrease.

Although private car vehicles are currently exempt from HOV restrictions, rides are taking at least twice as long. Please plan accordingly and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

Thank you for patience as we work through this situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Thank you,

The Team

Gas supply is running low throughout the area, though there is hope that shipments will begin to come in as early as today. Still, with the high demand for such an important resource, the long lines will undoubtedly continue into the weekend.

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