Tonight I picked up a local CBS/KESQ news anchor who told me UberX PSP pickups are coming soon, could explain why drivers are seeing the $3.00 airport drop off fee lately.
Seeing as Lyft now allows drop offs that should be a very good signI've found some info in the PSP pickup info the the news anchor told me about.
During the March 16 airport commission hearing the commissioners where drafting a TNC ordinance to be presented to the city and if approved an operating permit would be developed. Page 5 number 6 from the top. http://www.palmspringsca.gov/home/showdocument?id=42983
The TNC ordinance appears on the agenda for the April 20th meeting, unfortunately those minutes aren't available to the public yet.
Based on the $3 fee drivers have been seeing on airport drop off rides, I'm betting the the city approved the ordinance and now we're waiting for the operating permit to be developed. Based on the minutes from 3/16 this doesn't appear to be limited to one TNC.
Cab company is running new ads saying UBER / Lyft has decided to not pursue the airport pick upsLooks as if the PS city council has backed off the fingerprint background checks, but are holding fast on drug and alcohol testing for pickups at the airport.
They can run all the ads they want. Passengers will continue to walk off the airport grounds and that number will only increase over time. Even if both Uber and Lyft went bust tomorrow, another TNC would take their place. BTW, I have a buggy whip that I'd like to sell, too...Cab company is running new ads saying UBER / Lyft has decided to not pursue the airport pick ups
I'm sure the technology company can figure it out.Guess you have a point there, it would weed out (no pun intended) a lot of drivers and unsaturate the market for us that are legit! The thing is how does it work if we do this that the app knows who's approved for airport and who is not? I mean im sure a lot of drivers won't do the checks or pay the money so obviously they can't do the airport pickups, but for us that do it then how would we get the requests and not the other drivers. Im sure we would have to put some stupid sticker on our car or some crap. Maybe Uber would create a profile option where like theres the option for X and then X and XL or XL only or Black SUV and then airport PSP... thats my guess
According to the reps that were out here, Uber is doing away with the "only" profiles. I'm going to office hours again today to see if I can get them to do it. I've had many people state that it said no XL cars available so they ordered X. My acceptance rating has tanked because I ignore all X pings unless they're surging at a decent rate. To equal XL base rates that needs to be 1.7 or higher.I just wonder if Im able to be put down as XL only in PS... hmmm the idea of it is great but then I would probably be a lot busier with X and XL s opposed to just XL... if I do airport then I want only XL rides lol! gotta get paid, and usually airport runs are very decent paying gigs