The city of Atlanta's chief procurement officer announced he will restart the contracting process for a key shuttle contract at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The city in October 2011 solicited proposals for the shuttle contract, while other vendors have provided the shuttle service on an interim basis..
That will remain in effect until a new contract is finalized, according to the city.
The chief procurement officer Adam Smith said in a written statement: "I have concluded it is in the best interest of the city to cancel" the procurement process for the shared ride shuttle service. He added that the new process will also address needs at the international terminal and the city will add evaluators for "a more in-depth review and selection process."
Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport including Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, one of the world's largest carriers, and Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest airport. She has covered airlines for about 20 years, graduated from Harvard and has a master's degree from Northwestern.