The Louisville International Airport has plans for safety upgrades to an older runway, adding flights, and allowing ride-sharing companies (e.g. Uber and Lyft) to pick up passengers in 2015.
Some of the upgrades that will happen include: $22 million in safety improvements to a runway to bring it up to standards, the third phase in the Crittenden Drive relocation project is expected to begin, which will replace the Woodlawn Overpass.
Currently, the airport has a contract with Yellow Cab and Ready Cab as the only two pick-up options travelers arriving in Louisville have if they want a taxi. There is at least one Uber driver that has been fined. The executive director for the airport, Skip Miller, hopes to have rules and regulations in place by March that would allow ride-sharing companies to pick-up passengers that order a ride.
During the course of the past year, there has been a decline in the number of flights to and from Standiford Field. Travelers should expect to see some flight changes as well during the year, including additional flights to cities currently serviced and loss of some flights to some cities. Miller stated that it is not certain at this point in time what the changes will be, just that changes will happen.