- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft will soon be able to legally pick up and drop off passengers at San Francisco International Airport.

Airport Director John L. Martin said in a statement Monday that SFO is the first U.S. airport to strike such a deal with both companies.

The companies expect to begin operating at the airport within a month.

A similar agreement was reached with ride-share company Sidecar last week.

The move comes as the companies receive increasing legal heat from San Francisco and other cities.

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon last month sent warning letters to the three companies saying they could face legal action if they don’t change their driver screening policies and other business practices.

State regulators had warned the companies they could be shut down over unauthorized airport rides.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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