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LAX Rules for Uber, Lyft and Taxis Create Chaos — and Opportunities

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LOS ANGELES (Los Angles Times) — Los Angeles International Airport’s new system for Uber, Lyft and taxis has brought turmoil . At peak times, a traffic bottleneck can cause drivers to spend more than an hour inching toward the new pickup spot. Travelers wait in similarly long lines — or go rogue, jumping onto random courtesy shuttles or walking away to summon rides elsewhere in the neighborhood.

LAX officials have apologized for the long delays , which they described as “unacceptable,” and on Monday night the airport announced that it will expand the “LAXit” pickup area in hopes of alleviating the problem. The expansion will take effect early Wednesday.

For some businesses, the chaos is creating burdens. For others, it presents opportunity.

Sunday nights are a peak time for LAX pickups, and this week’s — the first since […]

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