Uber reaches agreement to operate at Memphis International Airport
Thursday, July 30, 2015
MEMPHIS, TN – Uber and the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) have reached an agreement that immediately enables the ridesharing platform’s driver-partners to pick-up and drop-off at Memphis International Airport (MEM).
The passage of the State of Tennessee’s new Transportation Network Company Services Act established requirements for ride-sharing, creating a permanent regulatory framework to govern companies like Uber and their driver-partners. Governor Bill Haslam recently signed the bill into law.
“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.”
“It’s great that residents and visitors alike can land at Memphis International Airport, and know that a safe, reliable ride is just a few taps or clicks away,” said Billy Guernier, General Manager, Regional Expansion at Uber. “We are thrilled we reached an agreement with the MSCAA and look forward to a long-term relationship.”
The airport reached an agreement with the ride-sharing company Lyft in June.
The agreement will generate $2 per pickup for the airport. The pickup area will be on the commercial drive of the baggage level.