UPDATE Sept. 2, 2015: The ridesharing company Uber has signed an agreement with the Sacramento International Airport that will allow drivers to pickup and drop off passengers at its two terminals.
"The new permit allows Uber to compete with the same conditions that yellow cab or any other cab service that would come to the airport," says Laurie Slothower, with the airport. "They can drop anybody off at anytime as long as they go to the correct curb."
Slothower says the agreement between the airport and Uber doesn’t apply to other Transportation Network Companies like Lyft or Sidecar, but it does create a template for future agreements.
The operating permit applies to all UberX drivers.
"This agreement gives customers an additional choice for ground transportation services at Sacramento International Airport," Director of Airports John Wheat says in a statement. "Customers have requested this service, which now joins our complement of onsite taxicabs, shuttles, buses and limousine services."
The airport does not have agreements with other Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Lyft and Sidecar.
But the permit is available to all TNCs willing to sign an agreement with the airport.
-Capital Public Radio Staff
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