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News Article - September 15, 2009

PHL TO HAVE CELL PHONE LOT BY YEAR’S END  
  Philadelphia International Airport will open a cell phone parking lot on its property by the end of the year for motorists to stay while waiting for arriving passengers, a city official said Tuesday. The 150 vehicle lot will be located on the asphalt that once carried State Route 291, making it easily accessible to drivers arriving at the airport from all directions, Rina Cutler, Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities, said.

  “The issue has been discussed for many years,” Cutler said of the planned lot “It is time we created a cell phone waiting lot for the safety and convenience of the traveling public.” The lot, which will cost an estimated $500,000 to construct, will be paid for out of airport funds, not general tax revenue. Until the new lot opens, visitors picking up passengers have the option of using PennDOT’s Park-n-Ride/Cell Phone parking lot on Bartram Avenue, or short-term parking, which is available at all terminal garages for $3 for up to 30 minutes and $5 for up to one hour.

Source - Philadelphia Business Journal



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