Airport passengers may now use Uber to be dropped off or picked up at Memphis International Airport.
The ride-sharing company was previously banned from airport property due to legal concerns over a lack of regulation for transportation network companies (TNC). But the state of Tennessee recently passed the Transportation Network Company Services Act, which established requirements for TNCs. Governor Bill Haslam recently signed the bill into law.
The airport reached a similar agreement with Uber's competitor, Lyft, in June. The agreement between Uber and the airport will pay the airport $2 per passenger pickup. Pickups will be allowed in the commercial drive on the baggage claim level.
“We are excited to have reached an agreement with a service as popular as Uber,” said Scott Brockman, MSCAA President and CEO. “From day one, we have been open to doing business with Uber, primarily because our passengers have told us they want the option of utilizing ride-sharing services.”