People flying out of Portland have a new way to get to the airport.
Customers can drive a ReachNow vehicle and drop it off at the AirPark lot (6935 NE 82nd Ave.), then take a short shuttle ride to the terminal. The shuttle, which has a ReachNow logo, also takes people arriving at PDX to the lot.
There is a $5 fee for trips that start or end at the airport, but BMW is waiving the fee for one month.
ReachNow competitor Car2go also has parking spots at the AirPark lot near PDX and also charges a $5 fee.
This is ReachNow’s second airport lot; it opened its first one at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this past August — read about our initial test of the service here. ReachNow CEO Steve Banfield told GeekWire last month that he expected a record number of airport trips to its facility at Sea-Tac this past holiday weekend.
ReachNow launched in Portland this past September after its North American debut in Seattle four months prior; it also operates in Brooklyn. BMW started with 260 vehicles in Portland and added 100 more to the fleet in December. Users can reserve and pay for a ride with the ReachNow app, and park the vehicle in any city spot within the “Home Area.”