National & Dulles to Hold Hearings on Whether Uber & Lyft Can Operate at Airports

by Sean Riley


CBS

Travelers arriving to D.C. at Reagan National and Dulles airports could soon catch a ride from Uber and Lyft.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority revealed a plan that would allow both car ride services to operate at the airports with a designated staging area similar to taxis.

Currently, Uber and Lyft are only allowed to pick up passengers if they have rides already set.

The new plan could cut down on wait times for riders because they would be able to arrange a ride and quickly meet drivers outside.

“Traditionally, I use a taxi because it’s easier, so I would like the option of being able to use Uber and have them be able to fairly compete,” said passenger Jim Porter.

Both airports will hold public hearings on the proposal in June.