Uber now allows tipping in Cincinnati

Posted at 1:31 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 13:34:56-04

Uber is finally letting passengers tip their drivers in Cincinnati. 

The new tipping feature is part of the ride-sharing company's "180 Days of Change," a push to renovate the service to be more driver-friendly.

Uber's profit-driven, no-holds-barred style has led to clashes between the company and its drivers. That, on top of a revealed culture of harassment, bullying and aggressive management, has led to a very, very long few months for the 8-year-old company.

The drama reached a high point in mid-June when the company's senior vice president stepped down and the CEO took a leave of absence.

Other changes: Riders will have only two minutes to cancel a ride before being fined, down from five minutes. Drivers will also get an extra couple bucks for picking up teenagers and get paid if a rider makes them wait longer than two minutes.