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    An Uber sign is displayed on a driver's car parked near the San Francisco International Airport parking area in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Taxis are losing business travelers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows. In the three months ended in June, Uber overtook taxis as the most expensed form of ground transportation, according to expense management system provider Certify. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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LOS ANGELES >> Los Angeles could become the biggest city in the U.S. to allow ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at the airport.

Officials from Los Angeles International Airport will weigh the proposed move at a meeting Thursday.

The Los Angeles Times reports the proposal includes a digital “fence” that would tell the airport when a driver from one of the companies entered or left the terminal area.

A similar system is in place at San Francisco International Airport, which recently began allowing the drivers, as did John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

Currently the companies are allowed to drop off drivers but not pick them up. Under the proposed changes, they’d have to pay a $4 fee to pick up or drop off.

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