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AG asks Arizona Supreme Court to stop new rideshare fees

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Posted at 6:10 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 13:48:40-05

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has filed a special action with the state Supreme Court seeking to overturn the rideshare ordinance at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

State lawyers also filed a request Tuesday with Arizona’s high court to stop the fees from going into effect on Feb. 1.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich says a new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional. Uber said Wednesday it will stop serving Sky Harbor at the end of the day on Jan. 31 if the fee isn't repealed or blocked by the court.

Lyft has also threatened to leave the airport but hasn't said when.