Regulations

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 ( 3 )
  • Mike S

     | about 5 months ago

    Yep, LAX is a total mess now and I have innocently thought, "How could LAWA allow this? " Well I can see why now...$44 million in surcharges, but at what cost?! And they finally have a plan to remove all of this traffic from the horseshoe, but it will take another 5 years?!! What a mess.

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