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You can now Uber to and from the ROC Airport

Aug 28, 2017

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Uber is now the second ride hailing company to operate at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

The Monroe County Airport Authority and Uber and reached an agreement about a week ago while Lyft began operations at the airport the day ride hailing became available in New York State on June 29th.

New York State law created when ride hailing became available allows airports to negotiate agreements for transportation network companies to operate on airport property.

Josh Gold, New York Policy Director for Uber said the relationship between ride hailing and airports just makes sense.

"Airports are a great place for us to do business. People come to the airport, they expect to be able to open their Uber app and get a ride."

Gold hopes the new drop off and pick up location will boost business for local Uber drivers.

Airport Director Mike Giardino said over 2.4 million passengers fly through the airport every year, which equates to an average of 6,500 passengers everyday.

Any rides to or from the airport will include a $2 fee on top of the regular Uber price.