Los Angeles airport considers Uber, Lyft passenger pickups

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles could become the biggest city in the U.S. to allow ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at the airport.

Officials from Los Angeles International Airport will weigh the proposed move at a meeting Thursday.

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

A similar system is in place at San Francisco International Airport, which recently began allowing the drivers, as did John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

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

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

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