"It is not your imagination: Traffic at the airports — even before you get inside — has gotten worse. The cause is not just the record number of travelers. It’s also the shift to ride sharing."
At the Portland airport ride-share pickups have gone from 48,000 to 106,000 in two years.
Consultants say that airports were designed for taxi lines, not lots of other cars jockeying to find their customers.
Ride share companies are trying to help by adding new features, such as matching drivers who have dropped off passengers with passengers wanting a ride. Called rematch, it should help reduce numbers of cars and therefore carbon emissions.
I wonder what self-driving cars are going to do to the situation when they become more available?