The Humboldt County Aviation Department is excited to announce a new partnership with Lyft. On Tuesday, Oct. 18 the Board of Supervisors approved the authorization to execute a non-exclusive concession agreement with Lyft to offer ridesharing services to and from the California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport (ACV).
Lyft allows passengers to download an application on their smartphone and request a ride to a specific location. As part of the new agreement, anytime a Lyft driver crosses the geofence onto ACV property to pick up or drop off a passenger, the Department of Aviation will receive a $2 fee.
Due to the expansion of airline services to ACV, unprecedented numbers of passengers are traveling through the terminal and seeking transportation throughout Humboldt County. This new partnership will help increase transportation options that residents and visitors have when traveling to or from the airport.
“We have a wonderful local partnership with Humboldt Transit Authority who offers affordable, daily rides to the airport, and our local taxis and shuttles, like Door-to-Door Airport Shuttle Service, provide excellent service to airport passengers. With more people visiting ACV, we need to provide more service options to suit the varied needs of travelers,” said Cody Roggatz, Director of Aviation for the County of Humboldt. “Expanding to ridesharing services with this new partnership with Lyft is an exciting step forward to better serve our passengers as we continue to work to expand air service at ACV.”
In August of 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved Project SOAR, a partnership between the County of Humboldt’s Division of Economic Development and the Humboldt County Department of Aviation, to enhance and improve economic autonomy and sustainability for ACV. Through Project SOAR, the team is in talks with other rideshare companies to service the public under similar agreements. The team is also working to partner with local taxi companies on formal service agreements to support their business models and provide additional points of contact for transportation to and from the airport. Other service improvements coming to the airport in the near future include expanding rental car services and increasing airport parking capacity.
Lyft is available now for ridesharing service to and from ACV. To sign up to become a Lyft driver or to sign up for the ridesharing service, please visit lyft.com or download the free Lyft app on your smartphone or tablet. For more information and updates on the California Redwood Coast Humboldt County Airport, please visit flyacv.com.