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TNCs Cause LAX Traffic To Spike To Record Levels

Posted on November 27, 2018
By legalizing airport access for TNCs, Los Angeles city officials have compounded every problem they have tried to resolve: Traffic congestion, pollution, unfair competition, illegal operators, passenger aggravation, and bad first impressions of the city. (LCT file photo)
By legalizing airport access for TNCs, Los Angeles city officials have compounded every problem they have tried to resolve: Traffic congestion, pollution, unfair competition, illegal operators, passenger aggravation, and bad first impressions of the city. (LCT file photo)

The number of vehicles entering LAX has skyrocketed over the last two years, due in large part to Uber and Lyft services that the city once hoped would ease congestion. There was an increase of 10 million vehicles at LAX from 2012 to 2017, much of it starting in 2015 when the city allowed ride-sharing services to operate at the airport.

NBC 4 report here

Related LCT article: Industry CEOs Form Group To Take Lead On LAX Access

Related Topics: airports, California operators, city regulations, LAX, Los Angeles, Los Angeles operators, TNCs, traffic jams, Uber

Comments ( 2 )
  • Anthony

     | about 9 days ago

    Uber was removed from a major airport due to this traffic problem from their smurf drivers. The solution is to remove them from the airport and have uber buy some shuttles to take them to their uber lot!!!! The customer wanting to pay 12.00 for a cheap ride should not effect the rest of the customers that pay the livery companies for their corporate service. These uber clowns dont know how to drive and simply keep going around circles in desperation for another 12.00 ride. The business people are the ones that keep the economy going.... not these 1 time per year travelers Tell all your corporate executives to write letters to the mayors office to remove uber from lax At jwa airport in 2017 132 uber passengers alerted uber that their driver might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol...uber ignored the customers untill airport officials got involved

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