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Eagle County airport adds new ride-share service

Turo uses individuals' private vehicles for people to rent

Passengers at the Eagle County Regional Airport next winter will have the option of using the Turo ride-sharing service.
Chris Dillmann/cdillmann@vaildaily.com

People using the Eagle County Regional Airport will have another transportation option next ski season.

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners this week approved a contract with Turo, a ride-sharing service in which owners rent out their vehicles to clients. The agreement calls for Turo owners to pay 6% of their gross income to the airport.

Want a ride?

Here’s how you can get a ride to and from the Eagle County Regional Airport:

  • Ride-sharing services including Uber and Lyft. Turo will be available next winter.
  • Traditional rental-car firms
  • Van services
  • Taxi service
  • ECO Transit

Eagle County Aviation Director David Reid in an email wrote that Turo will be required to self-report its operations at the airport. The same requirement is imposed on Lyft and Uber.

Those ride-sharing services tried for several years to provide service to the airport, but an agreement wasn’t in place until the 2021-22 winter flight season.

Reid wrote that before the agreement with those services, drivers were prevented from picking up passengers but could drop off riders.

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While Uber and Lyft feature drivers using their own cars, Turo offers clients a chance to rent cars including standard vehicles, four-wheel-drive, luxury and classic cars. With the exception of classic and speciality vehicles, renters’ cars must be less than 12 years old and with fewer than 130,000 miles on the odometer.

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