- July 16: LA City Council votes to allow Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at LAX.
- August 5: Bowing to pressure from taxicab companies, the City Council then votes 11-2 to postpone the matter. Taxicab operators demand fingerprint scans and background checks, the same as for taxi drivers. (Later: prosecutors find 25 Uber drivers with criminal records.)
- Today: The City Council votes 9-6 to permit Uber and Lyft to operate at LAX provided they can hand off data about the number of drivers at the airport at any given time, something that should be childishly simple.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Uber, Lyft, And The False Spring At LAX
So we have been here before: