Uber, Lyft Will Begin Operations at Seattle Airport

March 24, 2016

Ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, will soon be allowed to pick up riders at Washington’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Seattlepi.com reported the Port of Seattle announced this week it would allow the companies to operate at the airport as part of a one-year pilot program starting March 31. The news comes after months of negotiations between the companies and the port.

Under the agreement, drivers for the ride-hailing companies are required to have vehicles that meet specific environmental standards. Port of Seattle Commission President John Creighton says the requirements are part of efforts to make Sea-Tac “one of the greenest airports in the country.”

drivers_airportUber, Lyft and other companies will be charged $5 for every pickup.

Taxis and for-hire companies have opposed allowing the ride-hailing companies access to the airport.


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