St. Louis airport taxi pickups continue steep decline

A big drop in the number of taxi pickups at Lambert St. Louis International Airport continues in the face of competition from ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber.

Cab pickups at the airport for the first three months of 2018 were down 32 percent compared to the same period a year ago, recently released statistics show. There were 65,761 pickups through March of this year, compared to 96,868 last year.

That comes on the heels of a 19.5 percent decrease for the final three months of 2017.

However, revenue gains from car rentals and parking more than offset the airport’s loss of revenue resulting from decreased cab fees.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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