Should We Expect Transportation Network Companies to Make Airport Trips?

Only a few cities allow transportation network companies (TNCs) to pick up and drop off passengers at airports. According to one line of thinking, that service separates "first-tier" cities from the rest.
April 8, 2015, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"App-based car services Uber and Lyft have will be [sic] serving the Indianapolis International Airport when thousands of travelers land this week for the NCAA Final Four," reports John Tuohy."

"The airport reached an agreement with the ride-sharing companies that will generate $2.50 per pickup for the airport, a deal tourism officials hailed as a welcome convenience for travelers."

That last sentence is of note—Chris Gahl, spokesperson for Visit Indy, is quoted in the article describing Uber and Lyft as necessary services in a "first-tier" city. "These are the kind of choices sophisticated consumers expect," says Gahl in the article.

The article goes on to detail more of the deal that allowed the service, as well as how the TNCs will compete in terms of cost with taxi services.

Hat tip to Jenn Stanley for the link to the Indianapolis Star's coverage.

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Published on Thursday, April 2, 2015 in The Indianapolis Star
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