Logan airport in Boston decides against fees for drop-off, pickup

Logan Airport

BOSTON – NOVEMBER 20: Passengers carry their luggage November 20, 2007 at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Airlines are predicting an increase in the number of travelers this holiday even in the face of fare increases due to rising fuel costs. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

A plan to charge drivers a fee for picking up or dropping off passengers at Boston’s Logan International Airport has been rejected by the agency overseeing the airport.

The aim of the proposal was to cut down on congestion and pollution. The Massachusetts Port Authority agreed to study the idea as part of an agreement with an environmental group. In exchange, the group agreed not to oppose a plan to add 5,000 parking spaces at the airport.

The Boston Globe reports the head of the authority told state officials on Monday that the agency will not move forward with the idea.

An official with the environmental group said other parts of the agreement, including expanded bus service, are more important for reducing congestion.

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