New fee for Uber and Lyft drivers travelling to Alaska's International airports

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will soon implement a new fee for Uber, Lyft and other ride-share drivers who pick up and drop off passengers at Alaska's International airports.

Every visit to either the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, or the Fairbanks International Airport, will come with a $2.50 fee.

Samantha Loud, with Fairbanks International, said all revenue collected at FAI will stay within the airport system to aid its infrastructure.

"It's an industry standard for transportation network companies to have a per ride fee. It's that was across the nation. The fee helps support the airport. All money stays on the airport and this is a common revenue stream across the nation for airports,” she said.

This new fee is set to go into effect on February 1, 2019. DOT is accepting public comment through the end of the month.