Ridesharing services approved for Hawaii airports

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The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has confirmed that Transportation Network Companies (TNC) will be eligible to pick up customers at neighbor island airports from February 1, 2019.

Designated rideshare pick-up locations at Kahului Airport (OGG), Lihue Airport (LIH), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA), Hilo International Airport (ITO) and Kapalua Airport (JHM) have been established by HDOT.

Amended administrative rules went into effect in August 2018, enabling TNCs to apply for a permit from the Hawaii Department of Transportation. The rules were approved following public hearings. This was the first time the rules for commercial services at airports had been amended since 2002.

Ross Higashi, deputy director at the Hawaii Department of Transportation airports division, said, “The Transportation Network Companies have been well received by the public at HNL and we are pleased to offer the option to neighbor island travelers.”

Interested in ride sharing and other types of transport connections? Check out the ‘Airport Cities, Transport Connections & Regions’ stream at the Passenger Terminal Conference, which takes place during Passenger Terminal Expo, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2019, in London.

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