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Garcetti says Uber and Lyft to be allowed to pick up riders at LAX

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You can take UberX and Lyft to Los Angeles International Airport; but it's still not legal to order a pickup service.
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You can take UberX and Lyft to Los Angeles International Airport; but it's still not legal to order a pickup service. Soon that'll change.

How did Mayor Eric Garcetti decide to make it a little easier to get around Los Angeles? By making some deals with tech companies.

In his State of the City address on April 14, 2015, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti talked about a push for cleaner streets, more affordable housing, ending veteran homelessness and making moving around town a little easier.

"Whether it is your daily commute, or getting to and from the airport, we have to make navigating this city more convenient for our residents," said the Mayor. "So today, I'm announcing that by this summer, at my direction, ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft will be able to pick you up at the airport."

Los Angeles Times transportation reporter Laura Nelson joins the show to talk about the impact of this decision.

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