The Los Angeles city council recently agreed to extend a one year airport contract with California SuperShuttle that also has offices within the state of Arizona. SuperShuttle, is a national ground transportation company, providing airport shuttle service to and from 33 airports within the U.S. including the Los Angeles Airport. The current LAX Airport shuttle contract is set to expire on July 31, 2010.
In May, the city council approved an economic boycott for the state of Arizona, including companies which are based within the state, to protest the state’s tough anti-illegal immigration law. Arizona Law SB 1070, requires the police to check a person’s citizenship status if they suspect the person may be in the country illegally.
According to Peter Brown, a publicist for Super Shuttle, the airport shuttle company is owned by Veolia Transportation which is based in Lombard, Illinois. In addition, the airport shuttle concession agreement with the Los Angeles Airport is held by Blue Van Joint Venture which is based in Torrence, California. This shuttle contract requires SuperShuttle to pay LAX Airport $1.3 million for the right to pickup passenger from the airport.
California Super Shuttle employs approximately 700 workers in Los Angeles and transports 1.5 million passengers per year to and from the Los Angeles Airport.
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