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CR airport adds Uber, continues 'ridesharing' expansion

MGN Online

Services with Uber, the transportation company that lets users order rides with their smartphones, will soon be available at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.

The Cedar Rapids Airport Commission this morning approved a one-year agreement with Uber to operate at The Eastern Iowa Airport. Under the airport rules, Uber will pay the commission a one-time $1,000 permit fee to operate at the airport, as well as a commission fee of $2 per pick-up.

Any approved Transportation Network Company (TNC) operating at the airport is required to use an app-based service that monitors the drivers' locations around the airport. Drivers will be prohibited from loitering on airport property and must wait outside the digital "geo-fence" area until they have arranged a customer pick-up.

This is the commission's second agreement with a transportation network company (TNC) following the airport's agreement with Lyft last month.

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