SuperShuttle Dies at 36

SuperShuttle, the shared van service whose blue van were a U.S. airport staple for decades, will close for good at the end of this year, according to the Los Angeles Times. SuperShuttle has been gradually pulling out of airports in recent weeks, under competitive pressure from ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft. The Times reports that franchisees were informed that the company would “honor all reservations and walk-up requests for service” through Dec. 31.
The company — which was founded in 1983 to serve LAX and expanded nationwide as well as to Latin America, Canada, Europe and Asia — has been plagued by competition from Uber and Lyft. In recent weeks it has pulled out of airports serving many cities, including Burbank, Sacramento, Phoenix, Baltimore and Minneapolis. 

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