DCA Driver Waiting Zone

Around and round they went, circling again and again. Waiting. Looking. Listening for the call. For the ring that says their loved one arrived. The warm sounds of “Pick me up at baggage claim A.”

Now those too lazy to park, too impatient to Metro, those that circle National Airport have their own cell phone waiting area

Opening yesterday, drivers awaiting arriving passengers can park for up to an hour at the cell phone waiting area, engines idling, air conditioning blasting, radio blaring, to save them the arduous and difficult task of parking and walking into the terminal.

Now that they need not slow traffic and block pick-up areas while they linger for their loves, who might DCA Police tell to get their mosey on?

2 Comments so far

  1. Michael (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 5:43 pm

    BWI opened up a cell phone lot a couple of years ago. It’s a nice feature.

  2. Don (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 10:54 pm

    There’s one at Dulles as well. It’s a wee out of the way and I still see people parked on the side of the road coming in – which I personally don’t see the problem with – but it’s nice to see the airports giving some consideration to the reality of how people come and go rather than making up byzantine rules and expecting life to just conform to them.

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