Baton Rouge Metro Airport Agreement with Uber Approved
Feb 22, 2020The Baton Rouge Metro Council approved an operation agreement between the
Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) and Uber ridesharing company. The contract specifies the terms and conditions for operating at BTR, which are commensurate with the Lyft agreement reached earlier this year.
As with the Lyft agreement, Uber drivers will be provided a designated terminal-front pickup zone, which will give drivers more flexibility when picking up or dropping off passengers. This will be a curbside area easily visible and accessible at the front of the terminal. Uber drivers will also be able to wait for calls in the newly-constructed cell lot, which will serve as a staging area for rideshare operators and the public waiting for arriving passengers.
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is served by the major, network airlines – American, Delta, and United – with frequent flights to major hub airports, providing access to destinations worldwide. BTR is second largest commercial airport in Louisiana based on passenger volume.
The Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) operates as an Enterprise Fund, which means the airport does not receive any local tax funds and must provide its own revenues for operations. BTR supports nearly $1.1 billion in area economic output, which includes over 4,500 combined direct and indirect jobs created by the airport and its leaseholders.