Uber has blamed the delay on Gov. Charlie Baker's surge-pricing ban, which will expire Tuesday, June 15 along with the state of emergency declaration.
Surge pricing provides a major incentive for drivers to work, according to ridesharing networks. Without it, Uber said the average wait time is 40% longer than Philadelphia and 147% longer than New York City.
Some women have said the delay is also a safety concern at night. Some have even reported being stranded without a ride and having to walk home by themselves.
When the state of emergency expires next weekend and ride-share companies can go back to using surge pricing, it’s back to supply and demand.