Roanoke airport bans Uber and Lyft drivers

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport has banned all Uber and Lyft drivers from operating on its property until further notice.

The airport has signs out making people aware of the new policy and says it has tried to set up an agreement with both companies, but has not received a response.

A taxi company operating at an airport without a contract is against Virginia law, according to the airport.

"We already have taxi cab companies, limousine companies. They have insurance, they know the rules and regulations. A lot of these Uber drivers are private citizens, they're not used to the airport environment and understand the rules and regulations, so we hope to have this worked out here real soon," explained the airport's executive director Tim Bradshaw.

Bradshaw said airports all across the country are dealing with similar issues.