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Fresno airport to allow UberX dropoffs, pickups

Fresno Yosemite International Airport has finalized an agreement with an Uber affiliate that will allow passengers to request rides to and from the airport with the UberX budget ride-booking service.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport has finalized an agreement with an Uber affiliate that will allow passengers to request rides to and from the airport with the UberX budget ride-booking service. Fresno Bee file

Fresno Yosemite International Airport has finalized an agreement with Rasier-CA LLC, an Uber affiliate, that will allow passengers to request rides to and from the airport with the UberX budget ride-booking service, the city announced Tuesday.

Under state rules, regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission, companies such as Uber are barred from operating at airports unless they have permits. The new agreement in Fresno meets the commission’s requirements to allow the service to operate at the airport.

Lyft has been operating at the airport since February.

“The addition of UberX ride-share services further enhances the existing ride-sharing program and ground transportation options available at Fresno Yosemite International Airport,” said Kevin Meikle, director of aviation. “Lyft has been well-received by the traveling public since beginning operations at the airport in February and we expect UberX will be equally popular.”

The UberX passenger dropoff is in front of the airport terminal. Drivers pick up passengers curbside at a designated area between the front of the terminal and baggage claim.

BoNhia Lee: 559-441-6495, @bonhialee

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