Gov. Baker backing Logan ride-hailing central drop off plan

Under the proposal, all pickups and drop-offs would be directed to the airport's central garage.

In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield.
In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield. –Richard Vogel/Associated Press/File

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is backing a plan to create a central location at Logan International Airport where ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft can pick up and drop off passengers.

Under the proposal, all pickups and drop-offs would be directed to the airport’s central garage. The plan would increase fees on pickups from $3.25 to $5 and impose a new $5 fee for drop-offs.

Baker said Wednesday too many ride-hailing drivers are coming into the airport empty to pick up a rider while too many others are leaving empty after dropping off a rider — causing thousands of extra trips each day.

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Ride-hailing companies say the changes would make trips to the airport more expensive and less convenient.

The Massachusetts Port Authority, which runs Logan, is expected to vote on the plan Thursday.