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Cab drivers protest at airport

Some taxi drivers want more access at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

People protested Sunday.
People protested Sunday.

Some taxi cab drivers that have been upset about their lack of access to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport are now protesting.

People stood in front of the airport Sunday morning holding signs. They want to be able to park closer to the airport. They say the airport administration has treated them unfairly and they feel they’ve tried all the other options, including speaking with the administration and asking City Council to step in.

"We're just not being treated fairly in any way, shape or form," Ben Early said while protesting. "The executive director of this airport and his policies are costing us a tremendous amount of money. The public is not being served well at this airport and hasn't been for quite a while."

They say they've been upset for years.

The airport lifted its ban on Uber drivers late last year and cleared Lyft drivers in January. Administration officials were unavailable for comment.