Last updated: 05:40 PM ET, Mon September 19 2016

Atlanta Considering Legalization of Uber, Lyft at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Car Rental & Rail | Donald Wood | September 19, 2016

Atlanta Considering Legalization of Uber, Lyft at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

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On Monday, the Atlanta City Council is set to meet in order to consider legalizing and regulating the ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

According to The Associated Press, the legislation took months of crafting to appease both sides of the argument, including refining rules regarding criminal background checks for drivers before they are permitted to serve the Atlanta airport.

Reports claim Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed rejected a previous airport proposal to require fingerprint-based background checks of ride-hailing service drivers. The new legislation would allow individual companies like Uber and Lyft to conduct its own approved private background checks.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the United States, and the addition of ride-hailing services would provide travelers with more options when trying to find a ride.

Airport officials and ride-hailing service representatives have been battling over details of the agreement since March.

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