Uber now able to pick up passengers at Kansas City airport
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Three months after the ride-sharing service Uber was allowed to operate in Kansas City, it can now pick up passengers at Kansas City International Airport.
City and Uber officials announced Wednesday that the service's drivers are now able to park at a staging area at the airport and respond to people who use a phone app to call for them.
The Kansas City Star reports Uber had previously been allowed only to drop off passengers at the airport. Arriving airplane passengers had to be picked up by taxicab drivers at an approved taxicab area.
The airport was off limits to Uber because it has because it has specific safety guidelines that bar most people from parking at the curb to pick up a passenger.