- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles has moved toward becoming the biggest city in the U.S. to allow ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at the airport.

Despite protests from taxi drivers who picketed the meeting, officials from Los Angeles International Airport voted in favor of the change Thursday.

Pickups could begin as early as August, but the plan is still subject to final approval from the airport and the city attorney.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1Jk70v7 ) the proposal includes a digital “fence” that would tell the airport when a driver from one of the services enters or leaves the terminal area.

Currently, the drivers are allowed to drop off passengers but not pick them up. Under the proposed changes, they’d have to pay a $4 fee to do either.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide