Uber pitched its carpooling service as a way for passengers to save cash. But for drivers, UberPool felt like a raw deal because taking on extra passengers didn’t mean they would collect extra payouts.
That changed Tuesday, when the San Francisco company announced that it will start paying drivers for each additional passenger picked up.
Fares will vary from city to city. In Los Angeles, drivers will earn an extra 95 cents per UberPool pickup.
Previously, drivers were paid only a base fare when they picked up their first passenger, and were compensated...