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Boise Airport Reaches New Rideshare Agreement

Courtesy of City of Boise

The Boise Airport announced an agreement with Uber and Lyft on Friday that designates new rideshare pick-up and drop-off locations on the airport’s upper level.


Business Development Manager for the Boise Airport Sean Briggs said the changes are a win-win for everyone—especially passengers.

“No longer will they have to play a guessing game of if their ride is on the upper level or lower level, they'll know that there is a dedicated pickup and drop off location," said Briggs. 

He said the deal also designates a place for drivers to wait for ride requests.

“By moving ride sharing operations to the upper roadway, it should reduce that congestion, allow a little bit more room for friends and family when dropping off or picking up individuals," said Briggs. 

The airport will charge the rideshare companies $1.50 for every ride, to offset the costs of changes, like signage and curbside shelters.

According to Lyft and Uber websites, those fees are typically passed down to the passenger. So, while your next airport ride may be more convenient, it could also cost a bit more. 

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