LAX could become biggest US airport to allow passenger pickups by Uber, Lyft

WATCH: LAX may soon become the largest airport in the U.S. allowing ride-sharers like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers. The airport commission voted to move ahead with a plan today, but as Dave Lopez reports, not everyone is happy about it.

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Los Angeles could become the biggest city in the U.S. to allow ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at the airport.

Officials from Los Angeles International Airport will weigh the proposed move at a meeting Thursday.

The Los Angeles Times reports the proposal includes a digital “fence” that would tell the airport when a driver from one of the companies entered or left the terminal area.

A similar system is in place at San Francisco International Airport, which recently began allowing the drivers as did John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

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Currently the companies are allowed to drop off drivers but not pick them up. Under the proposed changes, they’d have to pay a $4 fee to pick up or drop off.

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