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Long Beach Airport Ground Transportation Pilot Program

February 7, 2017

On February 1, LGB invited TNCs, ground transportation service providers and the public to participate in a meeting to discuss proposed changes to the Airport’s ground transportation program and fee structure. One of the topics included allowing operation of TNCs at the airport, in accordance with California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) guidelines. TNCs such as Uber and Lyft use web-based platforms or smartphone applications to connect passengers with drivers.

All transportation providers, including TNCs, are allowed to drop off passengers at the Long Beach Airport. A Ground Transportation Permit is required to pick-up passengers. The current permit system requires a valid Transportation Charter Permit from the California Public Utilities Commission. However, California airports also maintain control under existing state law to regulate curbside pickup.

Public comments about the proposed program can be sent to lgbarpt@longbeach.gov until February 10. To view the presentation from the February 1 meeting, please click here.

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