Other riders reported similar surge pricing in Arlington.
Metro said tens of thousands of riders were impacted by the outage.
Uber’s price model is based off surge pricing — a tactic that has proven controversial during emergencies, with many saying it’s simply a form of price gouging.
Most notably, the practice came under fire when prices surged to more than seven times the standard price during a New York City snowstorm.
The company has since adopted a policy that would cap surge pricing during natural disasters and other emergencies by making it below the three most expensive non-surged days during the preceding two months.
A Metro outage does not qualify as an “other emergency.”