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Uber contract approved by Savannah-Hilton Head Airport Comission

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    The Savannah-Hilton Head Airport Commission voted Wednesday morning to conditionally approve a contract that allows Uber drivers to pick up passengers from the airport.

    John Rauback, assistant executive director of the commission, said he believes Uber officials will complete and sign the contract within the next three days.

    Board attorney James Blackburn will look over the contract before it is implemented. An Uber spokeswoman, contacted after the meeting, did not comment on the contract.

    The agreement comes on the heels of state legislation that went into effect Wednesday that shifts all responsibility for Uber regulations from the city to the state, with the exception of airport regulations.

    As a result, the commission worked to get a contract ready before the legislation so a policy would be in place, said airport executive director Gregory Kelly.

    “Uber approached us and said there are a lot of hits that they get from our airport — in particular with smaller airports,” he said. “We get an usually high number of hits, so it’s something our customers want.”

    The contract puts regulations on the company without banning Uber drivers from picking passengers up.

    Uber will be required to have an insurance policy with $1 million for liability, $1 million for automobile and $1.5 million for interstate travel, Rauback said. Uber will also have to pay $4 per pickup or $1,000 per month, whichever is greater, Rauback said.

    This compares to taxi insurance policies, which are $25,000 per person, $50,000 per accident and $25,000 coverage for property damage, said Mark Adelman, a Savannah attorney who represents the Savannah Taxi Owners Association. Taxis also have to pay $2 per pickup at the airport.

    Uber drivers who are picking up passengers from the airport will accept the ride through a smartphone app, which will activate a geofence around the airport to record the number of drivers entering. In addition, the airport will keep count of the number of drivers who enter through the gate into the designated pickup area.

    Uber also has to comply with state, city, local and airport regulations, which include marking the car as an Uber vehicle.

    The only change passengers will see will be the drivers’ locationk. They’re not allowed to wait by the curb, said Lori Lynah, director of marketing and air service development. The new pickup spot is directly outside the north end of the airport, between rental car pickup and the terminal, she said.

    Commission members supported the contract, especially a clause that allows either party to get out of it as long as they provide 30 days notice.

    “We’re getting in early on this,” Blackburn said. “We will be in on the beginning, and we can get out easily.”

    Aside from the opening and closing of the gate and tallying of Uber drivers that come in and out monthly, the airport does not have to change its operation.

    “Uber here is the management company,” Rauback said. “If we see a vehicle that looks old or needs inspection, we call Uber and tell them the vehicle needs to be inspected or fixed before it comes back out. We’ve basically outsourced the management to Uber.”

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