New Uber, Lyft drivers warned about picking up travelers at the Tri-Cities Airport – Yakima Herald-Republic

Every ride-share driver in the Tri-Cities must have this piece of paperwork, but the Tri-Cities Airport is having trouble getting new drivers to remember to submit a copy.

The Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) sent out a reminder Monday that any drivers for Uber, Lyft or other ride-share companies must file a copy of their For-Hire Business License with the airport administration office.

They’re also required to produce it upon request from airport officials, according to the release.

The For-Hire business license is listed as a requirement to get started with both Uber and Lyft in Richland, Kennewick and Pasco, but having that license does not mean the airport automatically receives a copy.

The license ensures the vehicle has passed inspection, carries the proper levels of insurance, and is affiliated with a licensed company, according to the release.

Other areas in Washington also require this license to operate, including Bellingham, the Seattle metro area, Longview, Thurston County and Yakima, according to Lyft’s driver requirements page.

Failure to submit a copy of the license to the airport or present it to officials could result in action against the driver.

And drivers could faces city fines because the airport forwards violations to Pasco’s code enforcement department.

Drivers can apply for a For-Hire Business License or get more information through the city where they live.

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