New Airport Transportation Options

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) announced today that it has reached an agreement to offer a 90-day pilot program for popular ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft.

Beginning Tuesday, March 15, 2016, arriving passengers will have the option of selecting Uber or Lyft to reach their final destinations.  As part of the pilot program, all Uber and Lyft services will be permitted to pick up passengers at the Airport.

“Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are becoming an important part of the travel and transportation infrastructure, and we are pleased to offer this pilot program to passengers at Mitchell Airport,” County Executive Chris Abele said.  “We are optimistic that this pilot program will set the stage for the Airport to offer convenient Uber and Lyft pickups permanently.”

The Uber and Lyft ride-sharing pick-up area is located between Baggage Claim Carousels 1 & 2.  Passengers requesting rides on Uber of Lyft should use the exit doors marked “Exit to Ticketing” located alongside the escalator.

"While travelers can choose to request either UberBLACK or UberSUV, uberX is not currently an available option for pick-up at General Mitchell International Airport. We are in ongoing conversations with airport officials and hope to reach a mutual agreement regarding ridesharing operations soon," said Uber spokesperson

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