These drivers, who work as independent contractors, have been dropping off people without question for a while now because the airport only regulates passenger pick-ups. Sky Harbor recently adopted a new policy so Uber and Lyft drivers can join taxi, limo and shuttle bus drivers in the pick-up lines. But some critics worry they may not be as thoroughly vetted.
During Wednesday’s Phoenix City Council meeting, Councilwoman Thelma Williams joined the majority of her colleagues and voted for the new policy, but Williams also said she’s a firm believer in fingerprinting. “I also understand that the state has stepped in and that’s not an option for us at this time," she said.