Richmond (RIC) Airport Info Update

NoNameNoGame

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Richmond International Airport (RIC) posted a new info update for TNC operators:
Notice to TNC Partners with Uber or Lyft: http://www.flyrichmond.com/files/TNC_WebInfo_11SEP17-vfin.pdf

New update as of today, includes reference to the new TNC Staging Lot at Airport Drive and Fox Road (formerly Economy C). Much safer than Norman Road with no trucks breezing by and less need to "time a crossing" at Airport Drive.

TNC Staging Lot 11SEP17.JPG
 

Transporter RVA

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NoNameNoGame gave me a great idea - so I went ahead and created a short RIC Driver tutorial and put in on YouTube. It covers the New Rideshare (TNC) Lot and going to the commercial vehicle parking. I hope it is useful for anyone thinking about pickups at RIC.




Please subscribe, like and leave comments - especially for any other videos you might want to see about Uber in the RVA.
 
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Dutchman

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Thanks for sharing that. You may want to add that Uber/Lyft drivers do NOT have to pay the fee for departing passengers who are being dropped off a the airport.


P.S. I picked up a friend of mine at the airport when I was OFF-DUTY and got the "stink eye" from the airport employees (security guard? skycap?) because I did not use the TNC lane and he saw my black & yellow license plate "year" tabs.


Moral of the story: Pay the $5 fee if you are ON DUTY as a TNC driver. It gets reimbursed to you and is charged to the rider. Don't risk a ticket!
 

Transporter RVA

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Thanks for sharing that. You may want to add that Uber/Lyft drivers do NOT have to pay the fee for departing passengers who are being dropped off a the airport.

P.S. I picked up a friend of mine at the airport when I was OFF-DUTY and got the "stink eye" from the airport employees (security guard? skycap?) because I did not use the TNC lane and he saw my black & yellow license plate "year" tabs.


Moral of the story: Pay the $5 fee if you are ON DUTY as a TNC driver. It gets reimbursed to you and is charged to the rider. Don't risk a ticket!
Dutchman:

Thanks for pointing that out. I had more I wanted to add - but I hate to make a video that is over 5 minutes long. I have a lot more footage. I just wanted to make it a length people would watch.
 

NoNameNoGame

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NoNameNoGame gave me a great idea - so I went ahead and created a short RIC Driver tutorial and put in on YouTube. It covers the New Rideshare (TNC) Lot and going to the commercial vehicle parking. I hope it is useful for anyone thinking about pickups at RIC.
Glad to help spur a good idea. There are some minor corrections, such as the trade dress requirement is state law, not a creation of the airport.
Other helpful resources:

Lyft Help Center: https://help.lyft.com/hc/en-us/articles/214780377#ric
Uber Instructions for Drivers: https://www.uber.com/drive/richmond/airports/richmond-international-airport/
RIC Information for TNCs and TNC Drivers: http://www.flyrichmond.com/files/TNC_WebInfo_11SEP17-vfin.pdf
 
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Transporter RVA

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Glad to help spur a good idea. There are some minor corrections, such as the trade dress requirement is subject to state law, not a creation of the airport.
Other helpful resources:

Lyft Help Center: https://help.lyft.com/hc/en-us/articles/214780377#ric
Uber Instructions for Drivers: https://www.uber.com/drive/richmond/airports/richmond-international-airport/
RIC Information for TNCs and TNC Drivers: http://www.flyrichmond.com/files/TNC_WebInfo_11SEP17-vfin.pdf
Thanks for the feedback - much appreciated.

So, just to clarify, because, just like you, I do not want to unintentionally mislead anyone - the verbiage I used in the video regarding Trade Dress comes verbatim from the Uber website at www.uber.com/drive/richmond/airports/richmond-international-airport/

to wit:

Rules and regulations

RIC regulations for Uber partners
Per RIC regulations, drivers must adhere to the terms below. Failure to do so may result in a citation. Sorry, but Uber will not pay for citations.

  • When entering the airport to pick up passengers, you must use the Commercial Vehicle lane. Follow the signs to access this lane.
  • You will be charged a $5 access fee for use of the lane, which will be automatically reimbursed to you on your weekly pay statement.
  • Ground transportation personnel can request to see your electronic waybill and receipt for payment of access fee.
  • The Uber trade dress ("U" sign) must always be displayed in your rear passenger-side window.

Yep - The statutory requirement for Trade Dress does come from VA Code Annotated (1950) - it is under line 3 of "B", infra,

§ 46.2-2099.50. Requirements for TNC partner vehicles; trade dress issued by transportation network company.

A. A TNC partner vehicle shall:

1. Be a personal vehicle;

2. Have a seating capacity of no more than eight persons, including the driver;

3. Be validly titled and registered in the Commonwealth or in another state;

4. Not have been issued a certificate of title, either in Virginia or in any other state, branding the vehicle as salvage, nonrepairable, rebuilt, or any equivalent classification;

5. Have a valid Virginia safety inspection or an annual inspection conducted in another state for which the Department of State Police has determined that such motor vehicle safety inspection standards adequately ensure public safety and carry proof of that inspection on or in the vehicle; and

6. Be covered under a TNC insurance policy meeting the requirements of § 46.2-2099.51 or 46.2-2099.52, as applicable.

No TNC partner shall operate a TNC partner vehicle unless that vehicle meets the requirements of this subsection.

B. Before authorizing a vehicle to be used as a TNC partner vehicle, a transportation network company shall confirm that the vehicle meets the requirements of subsection A and shall provide each TNC partner with proof of any TNC insurance policy maintained by the transportation network company.

For each TNC partner vehicle it authorizes, a transportation network company shall issue trade dress to the TNC partner associated with that vehicle. The trade dress shall be sufficient to identify the transportation network company or digital platform with which the vehicle is affiliated and shall be displayed in a manner that complies with Virginia law. The trade dress shall be of such size, shape, and color as to be readily identifiable during daylight hours from a distance of 50 feet while the vehicle is not in motion and shall be reflective, illuminated, or otherwise patently visible in darkness. The trade dress may take the form of a removable device that meets the identification and visibility requirements of this subsection.

The transportation network company shall submit to the Department proof that the transportation network company has established the trade dress required under this subsection by filing with the Department an illustration or photograph of the trade dress.

A TNC partner shall keep the trade dress issued under this subsection visible at all times while the vehicle is being operated as a TNC partner vehicle.

No person shall operate a vehicle bearing trade dress issued under this subsection without the authorization of the transportation network company issuing the trade dress.

2015, cc. 2, 3; 2017, cc. 694, 708.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.


Glad to help spur a good idea. There are some minor corrections, such as the trade dress requirement is subject to state law, not a creation of the airport.
Other helpful resources:

Lyft Help Center: https://help.lyft.com/hc/en-us/articles/214780377#ric
Uber Instructions for Drivers: https://www.uber.com/drive/richmond/airports/richmond-international-airport/
RIC Information for TNCs and TNC Drivers: http://www.flyrichmond.com/files/TNC_WebInfo_11SEP17-vfin.pdf
 
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