The Cell Phone Lot is designed to reduce congestion at the curb and to keep traffic in front of the airport moving smoothly. Drivers are never permitted to wait on the airport terminal curb, so the new lot will provide a convenient and safe place to wait until they receive a call from friends or family that they can come to the terminal curb. The Cell Phone Lot also provides an alternative to driving around the airport property while waiting for travelers.
“The new lot will be convenient for people picking up passengers from the airport,” said Buck Taft, director of Tri-Cities Airport. “Drivers won’t clog the curbside loading area, and they won’t have to worry about their time expiring in the short term lot. All they need to do is wait in the cell phone lot until their passenger calls them to be picked up from the curb. It will make everyone’s airport experience easier.”
The new lot is located east of the airport terminal near the employee parking lot (map attached). Drivers can wait for free for up to 60 minutes, and cannot leave their cars unattended. No limousines or commercial vehicles will be permitted.