June 28, 2017

Uber and Lyft are getting more leeway to operate at BWI

Uber driver smiling with passenger in back seat
Image Courtesy of UBER

The ridesharing services got state approval to operate at the Baltimore airport last week.

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved contracts that allow ridesharing to be among the ground transportation services offered, according to a meeting summary .

“We want to ensure access to modern transportation options for local residents and visitors. This approval will help ensure convenient, safe ground transportation service for our airport customers,” BWI CEO Ricky Smith said in a statement.

While Uber and Lyft have been spotted giving air travelers rides on many an occasion, the contracts provide legitimacy in the eyes of BWI. The airport’s staff plans to work with the companies to create designated zones for ridesharing pickup and dropoff.

The new approval isn’t without costs. The contract includes a $2.50 fee per ride that the companies will pass onto customers. The fee is not as high as Reagan and Dulles, where it’s $4, per WTOP .Over the last year, the companies have been inking similar deals with other cities, like Philly .The contracts are the latest example of Uber and Lyft getting more formal approval to […]

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