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Melbourne Airport boss defends 'competitive' car parking charges
ABC News Australia
- August 13, 2017

The head of Melbourne Airport has defended car parking prices at Tullamarine, saying its fees are competitive.

Uber Board Considers 3 Investment Offers to Buy Company's Shares
- August 13, 2017

Uber's board has voted to move forward on proposals by two investment groups to buy shares in the ride-hailing service and is considering a third offer, with any final decision set to affect who gains the upper hand at the company.

Airport profits: ready to depart
The Economist
- August 12, 2017

Boring shops, extra security and ride-hailing hurt airports. Under even greater threat, especially in North America, is income from car parks, which makes up two-fifths of non-aeronautical revenues across the continent, and car-rental concessions, which brings in a further one-fifth.

Airports watch closely 
as ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft threaten parking revenue
Omaha World Gazette
- August 12, 2017

Airport officials also are worried that the popular digital technology may have an impact not just on parking but on revenue and fees airports get from taxis and rental cars.

Automotive Giants Are Betting Big On Ride Sharing Tech
Oil Price.com
- August 12, 2017

Researchers in this, and other studies are finding that ride-hailing, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft and their competitors around the world as seeing explosive growth. That’s the case in the car-sharing space as well, where companies like Zipcar, Car2Go, and Maven are adding more locations in cities around the world.

Orlando airport processes claims for delays from broken shuttles
The Orlando Sentinel
- August 12, 2017

The airport made its unprecedented offer to accept claims after a nearly a week of breakdowns by a transportation system that plays an essential role in carrying passengers from the ticketing and security area of the airport to an outlying clusters of gates.

Taxi driver charged in crash that hurt 10 near Logan airport
- August 11, 2017

Ten people were hurt when a taxi driven by Cambridge resident Lutant Clenord drove into a group of people gathered at an outdoor break area for cabbies on July 3.

Auckland Airport light rail 'biggest mistake NZ could make'
Newstalk ZB
- August 11, 2017

An airport rail advocate says building light rail to Auckland Airport will be one of the biggest transport mistakes the country ever makes. Auckland councillor Mike Lee said while light rail would suit central commuters, the longer airport journey is best done on heavy rail.

LVIA's new ground hub means big changes for New York buses
Lehigh Valley Live
- August 11, 2017

Lehigh Valley International Airport on Tuesday unveiled a new ground transportation hub that is designed for better rental car convenience and means major changes for bus service to and from New York City.

Protest over Uber at Adelaide airport ends
Sky News
- August 11, 2017

Taxi drivers are protesting at Adelaide Airport against ride sharing service Uber, causing delays for travellers. 'They didn't damage my car in any way, but it was just mayhem; there were airport security, there were airport officers everywhere, it was unbelievable,' one Uber driver told radio station 5AA.

Adelaide Airport taxi driver protest over Uber deal creates confusion for commuters
ABC News
- August 10, 2017

The airport announced on Thursday it had reached an agreement with Uber to allow ride-sharing services to collect people from the terminal, ending a monopoly long held by the taxi industry. But more than 100 taxi drivers have protested against the move, stopping work and causing widespread disruption and confusion for arriving passengers, many of whom were forced to make alternative transport arrangements.

Uber Wants to Keep Drivers from Leaving. Some in Charlotte Say It Still Has Work to Do
- August 11, 2017

More than a dozen Charlotte Uber drivers interviewed over the last week said Uber would need to make changes for them to consider staying with the company long-term. Many of them say they take home $10-11 per hour or less, after car maintenance and gas costs. To keep more of its drivers, Uber in June launched a "180 Days of Change" campaign aimed at improving drivers' earnings. Among the changes: Uber now allows passengers to tip their drivers through the app, a function long used by Uber's major U.S. rival, Lyft.

Hong Kong Airport Express Line increased its passenger growth by 2.7%
The Global AirRail Alliance
- August 10, 2017

HK Airport Express Line has carried 8 million passengers during the first half of this year, compared to 7.8 million passengers carried during the same period last year. Average daily ridership on the AEL is 44.2 thousand passengers.

UberX wins right to pick up from Adelaide Airport
In Daily
- August 10, 2017

Controversial ride-share service Uber has reached agreement with Adelaide Airport to pick up passengers, in a major blow to the state's taxi industry.

Airport workers not properly trained for Fort Lauderdale shooting, union says
Sun Sentinel
- August 9, 2017

A lack of emergency training for civilian airport workers aggravated the chaos that followed last January’s mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport, according to a report by a union that represents baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and other employees.

Logan Airport parking revenue eyed for Harbor tunnels’ upkeep
Boston Globe
- August 7, 2017

The House chairman of the Legislature’s transportation committee is looking to use a cut of Logan Airport parking revenue to help pay for upkeep of the Boston Harbor tunnels.

Park 'N Fly Introduces Texas Sized Spaces
PR Newswire
- August 8, 2017

Park 'N Fly® customers can now upgrade this August to a comfortable parking space that is 2 to 3 feet wider than the airport and other competitors parking spaces.