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Lyft wins battle for LAX pickups, Uber left in the dust

by Todd Haselton | December 26, 2015

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Lyft was recently named as the first rideshare company that’s officially allowed to pick up customers from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), following a ban on ridesharing options that prevented drivers who work for Lyft or Uber from picking up at LAX terminals.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the news and, as of 8 a.m. Pacific on Wednesday, Lyft’s service will begin at LAX. “Now allowed to pick up passengers on the upper Departure level of LAX, transportation network companies who successfully complete the application process will pay the airport $4 per trip, while following rules to reduce congestion in the central terminal area,” the Mayor’s office explained.

Lyft is the first transportation network company (TNC) to receive a license for pick-ups at LAX, which means it’s still technically illegal for Uber drivers to do so. However, all TNCs are able to apply for a license, which means Uber may be right on Lyft’s tail.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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