- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has decided to allow Uber to pick up passengers.

WCPO-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1POltEc ) the airport signed an agreement with Uber on Thursday. It once banned Uber and Lyft from picking up arrivals. It had cited customer safety and security concerns in prohibiting the companies from operating there.

But the ban has been lifted as the ride-sharers obtained proper licensing, insurance and permits. Lyft cleared that hurdle in July.

Uber General Manager Casey Verkamp says the agreement gives tens of thousands of Uber users “access to convenience” at the airport.

Airport CEO Candace McGraw says its customers desire options, and Uber now joins several other transportation options at the facility.

Airport officials say they’ve received some pushback from cab companies over the agreement.


Information from: WCPO-TV, https://www.wcpo.com

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