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Los Angeles lawmakers approve plan that would allow Uber and Lyft pickups at LAX

Los Angeles lawmakers approve plan that would allow Uber and Lyft pickups at LAX

In a nod to consumer demands and the realities of disruptive technology, Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation Tuesday to open the door for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to fully operate alongside taxis at its airport. After weeks of debate over the potential risks of app-based ride companies, the L.A. City Council approved a policy that would allow Uber and Lyft to apply for permits to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Aiport, a service they’re currently barred from providing. “People are baffled that they can take ride share to the airport but can’t take one home,” said Councilman Mike Bonin, a vocal advocate of Uber and Lyft...

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