In the past month, San Francisco International Airport officials have been citing and arresting drivers from mobile-app enabled rideshare companies that pick up and drop off passengers, an airport spokesman said.
Airport spokesman Doug Yakel said there have been seven citizen arrests issued to “various offenders” since July 10.
The airport had issued cease and desist letters to several rideshare companies, including Lyft, Sidecar and Uber, in April.
Since then, Yakel said airport officials, in conjunction with airport police, had been “admonishing” drivers that came to the airport.
Yakel said the companies are not permitted to offer their services at SFO and they are now being arrested for unlawful trespassing.
The state Public Utilities Commission, which regulates and licenses passenger carriers, has been looking into how to regulate these new types of companies.
An evaluation of ridesharing services will come to the commission sometime this week after being mulled since the beginning of the year, CPUC spokesman Chris Chow said.