Monday, October 19, 2015 at 4:56 PM - For Immediate Release
Lyft Receives Permit to Operate at Sac International Airport
SACRAMENTO – Transportation Network Company (TNC) Lyft has signed an agreement with Sacramento International Airport allowing drivers to operate at the airport. Lyft applied for a permit under the airport’s TNC procedure. The Lyft agreement went into effect on Oct. 19
The permit applies to all Lyft drivers. Passengers can meet Lyft cars where hotel shuttles and offsite cab companies pick up passengers: at the west end of Terminal A and the south end of Terminal B, outside door 1.
TNCs provide a network of independent contractors driving private vehicles. Drivers are matched with passengers via a phone- or tablet-based app. TNCs are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which sets the requirements for safety and liability.
“People in Sacramento have embraced Lyft as an affordable, convenient way to get around their city and we're excited to begin permitted operations at Sacramento International Airport,” said Bakari Brock, Senior Director, Airport and Venue Development for Lyft.
“Transportation Network Companies are very popular with our customers, and Lyft now joins the wide selection of ground transportation options available for getting to and from Sacramento International Airport,” said John Wheat, Director of Airports for the Sacramento County Dept. of Airports.
The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.