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Uber Drivers Want Tipping Feature Added To App

(KFSM) – A driver for transportation company Uber has started a petition asking the business to allow customers to tip drivers through the Uber smart phon...
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(KFSM) – A driver for transportation company Uber has started a petition asking the business to allow customers to tip drivers through the Uber smart phone app.

The company operates in both Little Rock and Fayetteville (although it isn’t authorized to operate in Fayetteville).

The driver who started the petition is named Peter Faris, and he said he has been an Uber driver for more than two years. He also said he has a “great working relationship with the company.”

Uber doesn’t prevent drivers from accepting cash tips, but Faris said customers seldom carry cash.

“Often, passengers tell me they’d like to provide a tip. But if they don’t have the cash, they can’t do so through the Uber app,” Faris said.

All of the payments for Uber are done through credit card information stored within the Uber smart phone app. No cash is exchanged during the ride.

As of Monday (Feb. 16) at 6 p.m., the petition had received more than 13,000 signatures.