- Associated Press - Monday, May 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Who knew?

John F. Kennedy Airport has a designated cellphone parking lot. It’s designed to keep motorists off the shoulders of airport roadways as they wait to pick up passengers.

The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1vs5Da1 ) reports that the free cellphone lot has 375 spaces and is close to the terminals. But it is rarely full because it isn’t well advertised.

The lot was created in 2007 by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Police say they encourage drivers to use the lot whenever they find them illegally idling along the roadways where they wait for passengers to call and say they’re ready to be picked up.

LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports are among a handful of airports around the country that don’t have cellphone lots.

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com