Ridesharing services push for airport pickups

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The fight over who can pick you up at the airport is almost over. The city of Chiago and Uber are on the verge of an agreement. 

You will soon be able to get an Uber or a Lyft at Chicago airports, Navy Pier, and McCormick Place. The deal comes after weeks of negotiations between cabbies, ridesharing drivers, and the city of Chicago.

Everyone in this battle was motivated by money. Cab drivers say they are losing money, while Uber drivers naturally did not want to pay extra. And finally, the city of Chicago needs money to get out of debt.

The final deal heading to the City Council would charge ridesharing drivers 52 cents a trip. Some of that money will be given to Chicago’s traditional taxi drivers to help them pay fees.
 

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