Lyft gets clearance to serve Chicago airports, McCormick Place

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New ride share apps not without controversy

The traditional cab light is being replaced by your phone. Ridesharing apps are becoming increasingly popular and they are sometimes 25% cheaper than your average cab ride. Lyft is one of the ridesharing apps and is known for its pink mustache. Luis Trinidad became a driver for Lyft just a few weeks ago and says […]

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CHICAGO — The first ride-sharing program has been given permission to pick up arriving passengers at O’Hare and Midway airports.

Mayor Emanuel’s office says, Lyft cars will be allowed to serve the airports and McCormick place; Uber hopes to get the same permission very soon.

Cab drivers are outraged at the new competition; they say, ride-sharing companies don’t face the same inspection and licensing requirements as the more expensive taxis.

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