New Mexico lacks Uber and Lyft drivers
Calling a rideshare company is a safe option, but you may need to be patient if you go this route. Like many other worker shortages, there appears to be more demand for these drivers than supply in New Mexico.
Uber wait times were really mixed on Wednesday.
KOB 4 did a few laps earlier on Wednesday afternoon and caught up with local drivers who said they were very busy. But if you give it a little time, someone will take care of you.
According to CNBC in early July, Uber and Lyft drivers were down 40%. So they started investing in bonuses and base rate changes to bring drivers back.
These gas prices are another new reason why other drivers think people might be seeing fewer carpool drivers – at a time when we really need them.
Uber is providing codes in Bernalillo County – and statewide – to encourage people to use the service after a night of drinking this holiday week.
For the county of Bernalillo, it is: THANKS2021. For the rest of the state, it is: ENDWI2021.
This saves people at least ten dollars on a ride, but availability is limited.
Meanwhile, there is another demand on these drivers with more people traveling. So much so that Sunport officials warn the flyers.
“In fact, we recommend that people consider a rental car rather than a carpool like Uber and Lyft, simply because there is such a shortage of carpool drivers that people have to wait long stretches for their rides. carpooling drivers are coming, ”said Stephanie Kitts, digital content coordinator and public information manager.