In the Toronto market, Uber works with taxis and the fares for its rides are tied to meters. It is possible, Uber officials said, that the fare amount for the ride — about $14,000 in U.S. dollars — was incorrectly put into the meter.
Ride-share pricing is based on several factors, including a flat fee that’s charged at the start of the trip, as well as cost per minute and distance traveled. There also can be surge pricing, depending on the demand at the time of the ride.
A Sterling, Va., woman was charged $640.94 last year for an Uber ride from her home to Reagan National Airport. Typically, that ride would be about $50 to $70.