July 21, 2017

If you’re looking for a ride to Fresno’s airport, Uber can’t get you there anymore



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Airline passengers who have used Uber to get them to or from Fresno Yosemite International Airport will have to find a new ride.

The popular ride-sharing company has pulled the plug on its operating agreement with the airport and is no longer providing rides there, the airport announced Monday.

Kevin Meikle, director of airports for the city of Fresno, said Rasier-CA LLC – which does business as Uber – no longer wished to comply with the operating agreement it inked with the city in June 2016. The California Public Utilities Commission forbids “transportation network companies” or TNCs such as Uber and Lyft from doing business at California airports without an operating agreement with individual airports.

Lyft continues to serve the Fresno airport, Meikle said on Monday afternoon.

One of the city’s requirements is that TNCs enable tracking and reporting of their drivers’ trips to the airport through a third-party clearinghouse.

As of Monday, Meikle said Uber opted out of its agreement and activated an electronic “geofence” around the airport where its drivers can no longer go. “If you go to the Uber app and request service to or from the airport, it tells you that the service isn’t available,” Meikle said. “We checked it.”According […]

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