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File #: 19-7238   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 11/7/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving an operating agreement with Raiser LLC dba Uber Technologies, Inc., for three years with the option to extend for two, additional one-year periods with rates set by Chapter 3, Airports, of the San Antonio Municipal Code; and authorizing the City Manager or designee to enter into future operating agreements with Transportation Network Companies (also known as rideshare companies) at the San Antonio Airport System that are substantially similar to this agreement. All revenue generated will be deposited into the Airport Operating and Maintenance Fund. [Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager; Russell Handy, Director, Aviation]
Indexes: Aviation Other
Attachments: 1. Operating Agreement Template, 2. Operating Agreement with Uber, 3. Draft Ordinance, 4. Exhibit 1--SAT UBER Agreement 19-7238, 5. Exhibit 2--Standard TNC Operating Agreement 19-7238, 6. Ordinance 2019-11-07-0911
Related files: 17-2198
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DEPARTMENT: Aviation


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Russell J. Handy


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Standard Operating Agreement with Uber and other Transportation Network Companies or Rideshare Companies at the San Antonio Airport System


SUMMARY:

City Council consideration of an ordinance authorizing a standard operating agreement with Raiser LLC dba Uber Technologies Inc. The agreement establishes the responsibilities of Uber for operating at the San Antonio Airport System. The agreement with Uber will commence on December 1, 2019. It also authorizes the City Manager or his designee to enter into future operating agreements with other Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), also known as rideshare companies, at the San Antonio International and Stinson Municipal airports that are substantially similar to this agreement.

The initial term of the agreement is three years with the option to extend for two, additional one-year periods. All revenue generated by the agreement will be deposited into the Airport Operating and Maintenance Fund.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

In May 2017, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 100, which prohibited cities but not city-owned airports, from regulating TNCs and its operations. In November 2017, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) adopted the rules for how airports could regulate and set rates for TNCs operating at the airport. The rules included the prohibition of airports to require a TNC from sharing data or setting a rate without methodology.

In April 2018, City Council authorized changes to Chapter 3, Airports, of the San Antonio Municipal Code through Ordinance No. 2018-04-12-0266. Chapter 3, also known as the Rules and Regulations of the San Antonio Airport System, sets forth the standards that all persons, businesses, and tenants conducting operations at both airports must follow and provides the Aviation Department the authority to enforce the standards. Additionally, the changes e...

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