Uber balks at rules proposed by world's busiest airport

ATLANTA – Atlanta’s airport — the world’s busiest — is insisting that Uber drivers get fingerprint-based background checks to pick up passengers, but the ride-sharing service is balking at the proposed rule.

Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this month said they were moving toward allowing Uber and other ride-sharing services — a reversal of a ban on such services from curbside pickup.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ( reports that Uber immediately objected.

The San Francisco-based company said it would not be possible for Uber to provide reliable and efficient service at Atlanta’s airport under the proposal.

Uber also said the proposal is out of step with operating agreements it has with dozens of other U.S. airports.

Airport General Manager Miguel Southwell says fingerprint background checks promote safety and should be welcomed.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,