WENY News - Agreement between Lyft and airport finalized

Agreement between Lyft and airport finalized

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     ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- As of today, the union between the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport and ride-share provider "Lyft", is now official..

     The resolution was passed this evening in the Hazlitt Building in Elmira.

     After today, Lyft can now pick-up passengers at the airport, in exchange for $2 a ride.

     This would not affect drop-offs.

     But, so far, Uber has not come to the table.

     Before the resolution, most county officials agreed that the agreement with Lyft would help bring money to the county, while modernizing travel at the airport.

     "Ride sharing is what's happening now," said Elmira-Corning Regional Airport Aviation Director, Bill Hopper. "People that come from all over the country, all over the world, they're accustomed to getting these rides on ride sharing companies like Lyft. Now they will be able to do it at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport and also we're going to be able to get a little bit of revenue out of it."

     After the agreement was accepted by the county, a local law also went into effect.

     Under the new rule, without an agreement, Uber cannot pickup passengers at the airport.

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