"When passengers come to our information booth, and ask where their driver is picking them up, we can't tell the person we have no idea where to go," said Kirk Lovell, Horry County Assistant Director of Airports. "What do you tell them? That's not a good first impression to the city or to the entire Grand Strand area."
"Paying the seven dollars to pick someone up at the airport, that's the cost of doing business," said Carroll. Paying the $300 a month in insurance, that's a part of doing business. Paying $130 a month per vehicle is a part of doing business… if things are fair. But when you have people out there that's not being fair about things, and are the wild wild west, it's running me and my competitors out of business."
"Here at Myrtle Beach International, we're trying to comply with state law but we're also trying to identify a process to make sure that the fees charged to these TNCs is equal to what the taxicabs are paying," said Lovell.