Local / Virginia

Uber, Norfolk International Airport ink transportation deal

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber has inked a deal with the Norfolk International Airport to allow Uber drivers to transport people to and from the airport.

Multiple news outlets report that the airport and the transportation network company signed a deal Wednesday, Feb, 10, that will require the app-based company to pay $2 for each drop-off and pickup.

State law allows airports to set fees for companies to operate on their property.

Norfolk had established rules in November, asking for a pickup and drop-off fee in addition to a $10,000 security deposit and a $5,000 annual fee.

Airport spokesman Robert Bowen told WVEC-TV (http://bit.ly/1Q91PkR ) that the airport authority removed the security deposit and the annual operating fee from the agreement during negotiations with Uber. The company will only have to pay the pickup and drop-off fees.
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