October 7, 1998 |
A massive overhaul of ground transportation at Los Angeles International Airport came closer to completion when a key City Council committee approved the airport's plan to award three van companies near-exclusive shuttle concessions.
November 6, 1998 |
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge gave airport officials the green light to proceed with their plans to reduce from 38 to three the number of full-service shuttle van companies operating at Los Angeles International Airport. Judge Robert O'Brien denied a temporary injunction requested by Shuttle 2000, a consortium of 14 small van operators who claim the three-company plan will put them out of business.
March 17, 1999 |
Airport commissioners voted Tuesday to postpone by a month their plans to reduce shuttle van operations at Los Angeles International Airport in order to give operators granted exclusive concessions under the plan time to secure required state permits. By a 4-0 vote, the panel decided to set a May 1 launch date for the program.
October 22, 1998 |
Mom-and-pop shuttle operators are awaiting a court decision that could determine whether airport officials can reduce from 38 to three the number of van-shuttle companies operating at Los Angeles International Airport. Shuttle 2000, a consortium of 14 small van-shuttle operators asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert O'Brien to issue a restraining order to prevent airport officials from moving ahead with their plans. O'Brien is expected to decide today.
February 20, 2000
The "fuel surcharge" idea introduced by the airlines last month has also caught fire with airport vans and bus-tour operators as petroleum prices escalate. Last week SuperShuttle, the nation's largest airport shuttle network, began adding on a surcharge of 50 cents per passenger, each way.
July 21, 1998 |
After two years of waiting for the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners to outline a new policy on airport shuttle service to LAX, Des Sandlin, owner of Roadrunner Shuttle in Camarillo, can breathe a bit easier. Last week, in an effort to streamline the airport's passenger shuttle system, the commission awarded three-year contracts to three full-service and four long-haul carriers to provide curbside pickup to airport passengers.
October 10, 1998 |
Mom-and-pop van shuttle owners fighting to remain at Los Angeles International Airport have moved their battle into the courtroom, succeeding in delaying a city council vote on a plan to give three shuttle companies near-exclusive rights to operate at LAX. Shuttle 2000, a coalition of 14 small van shuttle operators, filed a lawsuit late last month asking for an injunction that effectively would require LAX officials to reopen the bidding process and consider additional competitors.
November 18, 2001 |
The plane crashes that turned the travel world topsy-turvy are throwing a few curves at the shuttle and taxi business too. Ever-changing estimates of the number of airport-bound travelers this holiday season keep shifting the supply-versus-demand equation. Old guidelines about how far ahead travelers should make reservations to ensure a ride to the airport are out the window. Or are they?
April 3, 1998 |
A plan by Los Angeles International Airport officials to award exclusive shuttle contracts to the area's two largest van companies--half the number expected--has mom-and-pop operators vowing to fight to protect their airport turf. An airport staff committee this week revealed that it has selected Phoenix-based SuperShuttle Inc. and Prime Time Shuttle of Sun Valley to become the only non-reservation providers of door-to-door passenger van service at the airport.
September 19, 2001 |
Tight security and more restrictions on private cars would seem a boon to the operators of airport shuttles, taxis and limousines. But with fewer passengers flying after last week's terrorist attacks, some local transportation providers said their businesses are hurting. SuperShuttle International Inc.