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Uber, Lyft drop threats to stop serving Phoenix airport

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Posted at 10:41 AM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 13:41:15-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Uber and Lyft are backing down from their threats to stop serving the Phoenix airport over higher fees.

An Uber spokesperson confirmed the decision to KTAR-FM on Friday, matching a decision announced earlier in the week by Lyft.

The Arizona Supreme Court this month rejected a challenge to the new $4 pickup and drop-off fees, clearing the way for the airport to implement them.

The airport previously charged Uber and Lyft $2.66 for pickups and and nothing for drop-offs.

The Republican-controlled Legislature is considering a bill to reverse the city's fees, but the legislative session is on hold due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.