Airport Signs Agreement with Uber Allowing It to Pick Up, Drop Off Passengers

SACRAMENTO, CA  September 1, 2015 - Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has reached an agreement with Uber allowing the smart phone-based company to operate legally at the airport. The agreement goes into effect at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The operating permit applies to all UberX drivers. The airport does not have agreements with other Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), but the permit is available to all TNCs willing to sign an agreement with the airport.

“This agreement gives customers an additional choice for ground transportation services at Sacramento International Airport,” said Director of Airports John Wheat. “Customers have requested this service, which now joins our complement of onsite taxicabs, shuttles, buses and limousine services.”

"Last week, Uber celebrated one million rides with riders and drivers in Sacramento, and this week the celebration continues as the Sacramento International Airport opens its doors to Uber. We are excited to welcome residents and visitors to California's capital city with safe, reliable, and affordable Uber service, connecting them to the places and people they love,” said Jay Gierak, Uber Sacramento General Manager.

The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Airport System is more than $4 billion annually. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 130 nonstop flights to 29 cities. For more information, visit http://www.smf.aero.

Contact:
Laurie Slothower
Communication and Media Officer
Division of Commercial Strategy
Sacramento County Department of Airports
916.874.0791

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