The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is close to an agreement with Uber to allow the service to pick up or drop off passengers at the Burbank Bob Hope Airport.
The authority has signed similar agreements with ridesharing services Lyft and Wingz, but Uber, based in San Francisco, wanted some tweaks made to the agreement which the authority agreed to on Monday, according to the Burbank Leader.
The airport came up with rules for rideshare services to help offset losses in parking revenue. Officials with the San Fernando Valley’s only commercial airport contend that passengers are using Uber, Lyft and Wingz to get to the airport rather than driving themselves, the Leader reported.
Uber’s disagreement with the authority was over penalties for the companies, such as revoking access to the airport for drivers who repeatedly violate rules. The authority originally had a “three strikes” policy but has since amended it.
In the new agreement, drivers caught making improper pick-ups or violating other rules six times in 60 days will have their access to the airport denied for six months. Another six violations would result in possible permanent denial of access, the Leader reported.
The airport authority has not yet instituted a fee for drop offs, which are allowed at the curbside, though authority Board President Frank Quintero said the board should consider changing that to further offset the parking-revenue loss, according to the Leader.