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Hartsfield-Jackson plans to allow Uber pickups by July 1

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport plans to officially allow Uber, Lyft and similar services to pick up passengers effective by July 1.

Hartsfield-Jackson general manager Miguel Southwell announced the plan to legalize operations by transportation network companies at the Atlanta airport in a proposal to be introduced to the Atlanta City Council March 30. He said the plan would be for the service to be introduced by July 1 of this year.

The Atlanta airport has not allowed Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at the airport and has policed the curbside to attempt to prevent such pickups. However, some travelers have found ways around the prohibition.


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