It’s no secret that Uber and Lyft’s trips are booming at the San Francisco International Airport, and those rides also bring the airport big bucks.
That’s $2 million in fees from Uber and Lyft — per month — straight to the airport.
Those bucks come straight from the riders themselves in the form of a fee, according to Lyft and Uber.
The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Sub-Committee on Thursday approved an extension of the contract between the airport and a nonprofit, the Airport Research and Development Foundation, which assesses and collects fees from Uber and Lyft trips at the airport.
At the committee meeting, Supervisor Katy Tang praised the airport for seeking a middle-road approach with Uber and Lyft, instead of an outright ban.Tang said SFO officials were creative for “not just saying, ‘No, we’re not going to allow the rideshares at the airport’ … […]