Rep. Costantino to submit legislation limiting Uber fees to $3 at T.F. Green Airport
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Gregory J. Costantino (D-Dist. 44, Lincoln, Smithfield, Johnston) plans to introduce legislation this week that would limit the fees T.F. Green Airport charges Uber drivers to $3.
The ride-sharing service announced last week that it would no longer pick up passengers at the airport after officials raised the fees it charges Uber drivers from $3 to $6. The Airport Corporation made the move after revenue from rental cars and long-term parking fees began to decline due to the popularity of the service.
“Once again, Rhode Island is nickel-and-diming its citizens,” said Representative Costantino. “The Airport Corporation is sending a bad anti-business message by raising these fees, forcing a popular ride-sharing service to pull its services at the state’s transportation hub — inconveniencing travelers. That’s going to leave a bad impression of Rhode Island on those people who come to the state on business.”
Uber moved its airport pickup operations off the property onto nearby Post Road.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903