Phoenix City Council voted 5-4 to allow ridesharing services to pick up passengers from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The vote comes nearly two months after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) in his State of the State address called on the city owned airport to change protectionist regulations:
“More than 40 million passengers enter our state through Sky Harbor International Airport every year. But you can’t order an Uber or Lyft because unelected bureaucrats at city hall are protecting special interests. Sky Harbor may be a city airport, but it’s an Arizona vital resource used by citizens all over the state, and our economy is dependent on its success. I call on Phoenix city government to lift these unnecessary regulations immediately.”
While the new policy allows passengers to use ridesharing, the city insisted on a fee structure that allows them to fleece the riding public $4 on every ride from the airport.