On the heels of Uber, Lyft joins the list of ridesharing services that can pick up passengers at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Our contributor Luiza Vieira has the story.

Lyft signed an agreement with the airport authority last week that allows its drivers to officially pick-up customers at the airport terminal. Before they were only allowed to drop people off. 

Reno Airport Adds Rideshare Pickup For Uber Customers

Jan 20, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Rideshare company Uber is now allowed to pick up passengers at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Uber has been able to drop off customers at the airport since September, when they began operating in the state. But until Wednesday, they weren't able to pick anyone up.

Now, the rideshare service has a contract with the airport, like other ground transportation services, and its own designated pickup spot — away from the taxi line — complete with transit shelter.

Drunk Driving Deaths Way Down In Nevada

Jan 1, 2016
James Palinsad /

Nevada is making serious progress against drunk driving with almost 25 percent fewer deaths in 2015 compared with the year before.

As of last week, 61 people had died in alcohol-related crashes in Nevada, 20 fewer than in 2014.

Kathleen Bienenstein is program coordinator for Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Southern Nevada. She says the advent of ride-sharing services in the state should continue driving the number of deaths down.