Los Angeles Airport to End Curbside Pickup for Uber and Lyft

By Jesse Sokolow on 4 October 2019
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IMG_8924Los Angeles International Airport will ban ride-hailing companies from picking up passengers outside its terminals, airport officials said Thursday.

Drop-offs will still be permitted, however.

Arriving passengers will have to take a shuttle bus to a parking lot adjacent to Terminal 1 in order to meet their Uber or Lyft drivers, the airport said.  The new procedure will go into effect on or about October 29.

Hailing a taxi at LAX isn’t any faster.  Passengers wishing to hail a cab have to take a shuttle to the airport’s main taxi rank, which is located alongside parking lot C, which is further away from the terminals than the new ride-hailing pick-up location.

The move comes in the midst of a $14-million makeover at LAX that includes its terminals and roads.  The increase in the number of cars from ride-hailing services as well as the need to close lanes at times for the construction work is causing worsening congestion at the airport.

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