May 24, 2017

Lyft, Uber start Redmond service Thursday

From the city of Redmond:

Redmond, OR – The City of Redmond recently approved an Airport Operating Agreement with two Transportation Network Companies (TNC’s) Lyft and Uber, also known as “Rideshare” Companies. They will be allowed to conduct business at the Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) beginning Thursday, May 25, 2017. Both companies will operate their digital network-based services alongside the taxicab, town car, and shuttle services currently available to RDM passengers. A complete list of passenger ground transportation options is located online at www.flyrdm.com.

Zachary Bass, Redmond Airport Director said in a statement, “We’re thrilled that these rideshare opportunities are now available for travelers to and from RDM and would like to thank the City and the airport team for its collaborative efforts to bring safe, reliable and affordable transportation options to the airport.” Mr. Bass also stated that having agreements in place with “Rideshare” Companies provides more ground transportation options for customers. “One of the airport’s core values is customer service, and one of the ways to fulfill that is to provide a wide array of options,” he said.    

Uber and Lyft will pick up passengers in a designated area on the west side of the terminal near the vendor parking lot. “Rideshare” drivers must wait off airport property and are prohibited from loitering at the airport until they have arranged a customer pick-up.  “Rideshare” vehicles, like taxis, are subject to inspections and required to display a form of exterior identification on the vehicle.

For more information visit  www.flyrdm.com and click on the “Ground Transportation” tab. You can also visit the Uber website athttps://www.uber.com/airports/ or the Lyft website at https://www.lyft.com/airports

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