Uber launches in Pasco, airport designates pickup locations

PASCO, Wash.-- Uber officially began operating at 10 a.m. Thursday in Pasco, allowing Pasco residents and airport travelers to hitch a ride with the touch of a button.

Officials at the Tri-Cities Airport said they have been communicating with Uber about designated pickup places at the terminal.

Airport Director, Buck Taft, said signs have been placed inside of the airport that direct travelers to the pickup places outside, as well as signs outside on the south end of the terminal, near the departures entrance.

Taft said the taxi and ride share pickup spots are separate. Taxis can pick up on the north end, while Uber is on the south end.

Airport officials also said drivers must obtain work permits from the city before picking up passengers. To obtain a permit, drivers must apply for a business license at city hall before taking a copy of the permit to the airport.


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