MOBILE, AL – Mobile Regional Airport passengers will now have more options to get to or from the airport. "We are pleased to welcome Uber as our newest ground transportation company at Mobile Regional Airport,” said Roger Wehner, Executive Director of the Mobile Airport Authority. "We want to provide the best possible options for customers to have access to and from Mobile Regional Airport. Uber is a nationally known service provided in many cities around the country and now our passengers will have this same level of customer service available to them.”
"Our goal was to craft an agreement with Uber that would bring a new transportation solution while also maintaining an equal competitive playing field with other transportation partners. Similarly we are armed with the same tools to enforce practices and behavior designed to promote airport safety,” Mr. Wehner added.
In detail, airport officials negotiated with Uber to pay a $200 per month operating fee, the same as taxi companies, and in addition Uber will lease 5 designated parking spaces at $3 per month each. Consistent with our taxi agreement they are not allowed to leave their vehicles unattended on the front of the airport, nor are they allowed to solicit fares or advertise in the terminal.
Mayor Sandy Stimpson stated: "There is robust demand in the City of Mobile for more transportation options, and particularly for ride-sharing services like Uber. We applaud the Mobile Airport Authority for their work to extend this service to Mobile Regional Airport, which serves as a major gateway to our city. This agreement will result in better service for our citizens, new economic opportunities for drivers and an improved experience for our guests. Kudos to MAA for their pro-active approach to these negotiations and for their strong partnership with the City of Mobile.”
Uber is an American international transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request, which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines commercially serve Mobile Regional Airport with non-stop service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston.
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