The high scenario is due to fuel price readjustments, which in turn reflect Petrobras’ pricing policy; Uber readjusted rides by 6.5%
the mayor of Sao Paulo, Ricardo Nunes (MDB), said he has no way of confirming the increase in the price of bus ticket in the capital of São Paulo. Nunes told the Morning newspaper which is strongly committed to not making this transfer to the citizen’s pocket. The mayor explained that the price readjustment will depend on some factors, such as, for example, a bill that he is going through in the Chamber of Deputies and establishes the transfer of R$ 5 billion from the federal government to city halls to cover the cost of free travel for the elderly. São Paulo would receive around R$ 350 million from this fund, which has been negotiated since last year. An urgent request to speed up the processing of the text should be voted on in the coming days.
The private travel app has already officially confirmed the price increase after the fuel hike. Uber. The readjustment will be 6.5% in races. Uber said the measure is part of a BRL 100 million aid package for the app’s drivers. In a note, the general director of Uber in Brazil, Silvia Pena, said she hopes that these emergency actions will collaborate to reduce the impacts on the daily lives of drivers registered on the platform. According to the company, the increase in races is temporary, but there is still no prediction of when it will end.
*With information from reporter João Vitor Rocha