Good news: Your Uber or Lyft ride to Charlotte Douglas International Airport is now totally legit and you won’t have to worry about security.
Bad news: You might have to pay an extra buck for it.
Both services had been operating under the radar there before, which made a lot of people mad because the airport has formal and exclusive contracts with taxi companies to work there.
The deals are also coming at a time with Charlotte is trying to figure out what control it can have over Uber and Lyft.
[Agenda story: If you ride Uber in Charlotte, this spring will be interesting]
As part of the Lyft contract, provided to the Agenda, the airport is charing $1 per trip — pick-up and drop-off. Both Uber and Lyft have said said they will pass along the surcharge to riders.
The airport is also requiring a lot of record keeping stuff like a monthly PDF of all of its trips to the airport. They also are requiring cars to display an official decal visible from up to 50 feet.
The designated drop-off and pick-up location is at Concourse D.
Uber says they’ll meet you curbside.