Super Shuttle Ceases Operations

Super Shuttle, with their distinctive Blue and Yellow vans, ceased operations at DFW Airport in Super Shuttle closing-001November and will cease operations world wide at the end of December.  Opened in 1983 to serve LAX and expanding nationwide as well as Latin America, Canada and Europe have been plagued by competition from Uber and Lyft.  In recent weeks it has pulled out of airport serving many cities, including Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Many travelers at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport and Dallas Love Field said they appreciated SuperShuttle’s comparatively low prices and the fact that a large family plus luggage could fit into the van.  Allpoints Corporate Express received a service request for a transfer from Lancaster, Texas, to Dallas Love Field from one of Super Shuttle’s former clients.  She reported that Go Shuttle which is still in operation was going to charge her $105 for the transfer.  Allpoints charges $95 for that trip.  While trips to and from the Downtown area are low priced, because of the number of passengers going the same direction, prices from the outlying cities have long been more expensive.

Blackstreet acquired Super Shuttle in September from Transdev on Demand Inc., which is part of the Transdev Group of France, according to a lawsuit Transdev filed against Blackstreet this month in Delaware Chancery Court in a dispute over some terms of the transaction.

Officials at Blackstreet could not immediately be reached for comment on SuperShuttle’s suspended services or on how SuperShuttle’s services are divided between company-owned operators and franchisees.

SuperShuttle’s website shows that the company provided service to more than 80 airports worldwide, including those in Southern California, before it began suspending services in many locations.

The company’s demise comes less than a year after it won a labor victory that made it easier to classify its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. In January, the National Labor Relations Board in which the drivers at DFW were attempting to form a Union.

 

 

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