Transportation services and other commercial vehicles picking up passengers at Tucson International Airport (TUS) are required to have a permit from the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA). The airport uses proximity permit cards or GPS for access and tracking ground transportation.
This page offers information on current rates and the necessary forms to apply for and maintain a permit.
Providers note: Ground transportation pickup locations at Tucson International Airport (TUS) changed as of March 17, 2021. Read more here.
Fees and Charges
For taxis, shuttles and other car service, charges are applied each time a provider accesses the TUS commercial ground transportation roadway using the provider’s TAA-issued proximity card to enter the ground transportation roadway. When the gate arm is lifted, each entry is recorded. At the beginning of each month, providers are billed for the previous month’s activity.
Each vehicle accessing the ground transportation roadway must have its own proximity card. The one-time charge to acquire a proximity card for use at TUS is $25.00 and to reassign an existing card to another vehicle is $15.00.
Current rates to use the proximity card are:
- 1-8 Passenger Vehicle: $3.00 per gate arm use
- 9-23 Passenger Vehicle: $4.00 per gate arm use
- 24+ Passenger Vehicle: $8.00 per gate arm use
If a provider’s proximity card is not in a driver’s possession because it cannot be found at the time of desired entry to the commercial roadway, the driver may be given remote access and then use a credit card to pay a TAA Public Service Officer for the entry fee plus an additional charge for a new proximity card. The driver will receive a receipt and temporary vehicle permit that allows access through the gate arm for up to two (2) business days after first entry. Each entry using the temporary permit will require validation by a Public Service Officer. A permanent replacement proximity card will be available for pickup within those two (2) business days at the front desk of the TAA Administration Offices on the 3rd floor of the main terminal. Current charges for this are:
- 1-8 Passenger Vehicle: $30.00
- 9–23 Passenger Vehicle: $40.00
- 24+ Passenger Vehicle: $60.00
There will be an additional fee of $150.00 in cases where a provider is given access to the commercial roadway but the driver leaves before meeting and paying a Public Service Officer.
Important: Ground service drivers may not solicit riders anywhere on Tucson International Airport property. Other information, including TAA rules and regulations, a map of the commercial roadway and the location of the waiting area for Lyft and Uber drivers is at the bottom of this page.
Applications and Forms
Below are links to the necessary forms to obtain a permit for ground transportation providers at Tucson International Airport. There are four forms requiring information. You have the option to either complete the online form (which is automatically submitted) or you can download printable versions of the forms, complete them and return them to the Tucson Airport Authority Ground Transportation Office, 7250 S. Tucson Blvd., Suite 300, Tucson, AZ 85756. The information requested on these forms must be kept current.
Please choose to fill out either the online form or the printable forms in each of the following four categories:
Contact and Invoicing Information
- Online form
- Printable Vehicle Permit Application
- Printable New-Company Vehicle Add Form
- Vehicle List Change or Add Form
Certificate of Insurance
Please note the Certificate of Insurance (ACORD Form) requires additional insured endorsements, which can be different depending on the insurance carrier. This form is usually provided by your insurance carrier but if necessary a blank form is below. Examples of how the form should be filled out and samples of endorsements are here.
Website Listing Information
Additional Information for Providers
- Commercial Ground Transportation Rules and Regulations
- Commercial-Roadway Map
- Lyft/Uber Driver Waiting Area
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Wendy Shepherd, Manager of Concessions and Ground Transportation, by email here.