Long Beach Airport Ground Transportation Pilot Program
March 20, 2017
Long Beach Airport (LGB) will begin a pilot program to allow operation of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), more commonly known as ride sharing, at the airport. Beginning Wednesday, April 5, 2017 companies such as Uber, Lyft, Wingz, and See Jane Go will be allowed to pick-up at LGB as part of the pilot program. Previously, they were only permitted to drop-off.
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.
To view the presentation from the February 1 meeting, please click here.
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