Phila. airport opens new cell phone lot

    For those picking up passengers at Philadelphia International Airport a new temporary parking lot has opened.
    It’s free and most importantly it’s safer than where people were parking.

    For those picking up passengers at Philadelphia International Airport a new temporary parking lot has opened.

    It’s free and most importantly it’s safer than where people were parking.

    Listen:
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    The 150-space cell phone waiting lot is located on the grounds of the airport. The space was created this year to deter drivers from parking illegally on the I-95 off-ramp while waiting for flight arrivals.

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    But one lingering concern was would anyone be able to find this new waiting lot?091218mpparking2

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

    Nutter: Yes (laughs) yeah, that’s one of our goals is not only having it but people knowing where it is. I think there will be enhanced and upgraded signage to help with that.

    The lot is now officially marked with large blue signs for easy recognition – and three digital monitors that display flight information are scheduled to be installed by the end of January.

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