Uber, Lyft can operate at Chicago airports before Thanksgiving

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Uber, Lyft can operate at Chicago airports
Travelers will have more options at Chicago's airports this holiday season.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Ride-share services, such as Uber and Lyft, can begin operating at Chicago's airports before the busy holiday season starts, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office announced Monday.

City regulations released Monday outline how ride-share drivers can get licensed for service at O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. The regulations will be available for public comments for 10 days before they can take effect.

Ride-share drivers will be allowed to start picking up fares at Chicago's airports on Nov. 18. The city released maps that show where the staging and pickup areas will be at O'Hare and Midway.

Uber and Lyft will have to pay the city a tax, which is expected to generate about $30 million.