“The pilot program and the public hearings found there is significant support and interest in TNC services at our airports,” transportation director Jade Butay said in a statement. “The rules are in place to ensure there is a level playing field for all prearranged ground transportation companies.”
Uber and Lyft will continue to use two designated areas to pick up passengers at the Honolulu airport.
Passenger drop-offs are allowed at airports on other Hawaii islands, but permitting and pickup operations for ride-hailing services have not been established, state officials said. The transportation department plans to review each island’s licensing regulations regarding the amended administrative rules at the airports.
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