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LAX attack on Uber and Lyft: No more curb side pick up

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Catching an Uber or Lyft at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will become more time-consuming.  Ride-hailing companies will not be allowed to pick up passengers from terminal curbsides. Passengers still wanting to take an Uber or Lyft will have to board a shuttle bus to a parking lot next to terminal 1 to find their soon ban ride-hailing companies.

Drop-offs at terminals will still be allowed.  This new regulation will be a reality after October 29.

The decision is in response to worsening congestion at the airport, which is undergoing a $14-billion overhaul of its aging road network and terminals. In recent months, construction has often required LAX to close some lanes. At the same time airlines had been adding routes. Passenger volume increased from 63.7 million in 2012 to 87.5 million in 2018, according to LAX officials.

The increased use of ride-hailing services had contributed to the traffic.

LAX will join other airports that have nixed curbside ride-hailing in an attempt to alleviate traffic. In June, San Francisco International Airport moved all domestic terminal pickups for Uber and Lyft to a central parking lot. Similar changes are also scheduled to take place at Boston Logan International Airport.

Taxi companies had been fighting Uber for some time and in many cities. In Honolulu, Charley’s Taxi made Uber speechless.

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