FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) In an effort to limit traffic congestion at the Fort Wayne International Airport terminal, a cell phone lot has been opened where motorists can safely wait to pick up passengers.
“We identified a problem at the curb when vehicles were double and triple parked waiting to pick up passengers, creating not only a headache for those picking up but an obvious safety concern,” said Joe Marana, Director of Operations and Facilities for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. “The new cell phone lot is intended to reduce that congestion and make pick-ups easier than ever.”
People picking up passengers can park in the lot until they are alerted of their arrival, they may then exit the lot and drive around to the terminal entrance to meet the passenger at the curb. Passengers can also walk to the cell phone lot easily from the terminal to be picked up. The cell phone lot is located on the east end of the terminal building, near the new taxi chute at the baggage claim exit.
Use of the cell phone lot is free but vehicles must be attended at all times. Guests may not leave their vehicle to enter the terminal. Violators will be ticketed and/or towed. Guests are reminded that the first 30 minutes are free in FWA’s short term parking lot.