From October 29, LAX will prohibit Uber, Lift and Taxi drivers from picking up passengers directly from the terminals.
Passengers must instead ride a shuttle bus or go to a designated pickup point, east of Terminal 1, to make the trip.
The area, called "LAX-it," will be for pickup only, as the ride app and taxi drivers will continue to drop passengers at the terminal / upper-level terminal.
LAX-it will be equipped with bathroom and telephone charging stations.
The change has some passengers shared.
"I prefer not to do that," said passenger Pia Rotman. "I prefer to take an Uber or Lyft from the airport … After taking a long flight in, I prefer to just hop in an Uber or Lyft."
Rideshare driver Larry Wascovich weighed in on the question and said, "Whatever works best for the airport … and make it easier for everyone."
Uber previously criticized the airport publicly after announcing the major changes.
LAX issued a statement saying:
"We have requested that Uber share with us all detailed data that stands out from modeling results and substantiate the concerns in their letter, but they have not provided us with these the data to date. "
19. October, LAX gave the new experiment a three-hour trial run.
The green shuttles will transfer arriving passengers to the pick-up area near the airport entrance.
The plan is for the shuttle bus to run approximately every three minutes to keep the arrival time of passengers at a minimum.
The new pickup area is just like CTA's construction on Automated People Mover, terminal development and other projects reaching a critical phase.