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Just came from the latest Uber 180 days of changes meeting. Uber is moving out of the old airport lot, and purchasing a new lot just for Uber! No taxis!! No Lyft!! (Sorry.) It will happen in the fall. The new lot will be on Pac Hwy, on 171st. It will have a separate area each for Uber XL, Uber Black, and and common X.

Also, there will be 24/7 security, traffic control, and lighting. There will be actual restrooms ( buildings) with toilets, and running water. There will be prayer tents as well. Also, there will be a snack bar with food and drinks, soon as Uber gets their proper food permits.


When it opens there will be ribbon cutting.

Enjoy!
 

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Glad to hear there will be a prayer tent. Can I find 9 others to join me to daven morning and evening minyan?

(Joking aside, I think it's a good thing to offer a clean place for our Muslim drivers to pray.)
 

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I have a feeling that they will allow anyone to stop there but you won't be able to pick up from there unless you meet the current requirements
Yes.... Thats exactly what they said. It's going to be a place first off, for drivers to decompress and stretch their legs. If you are tired if driving and just need a break, come on down! But at the moment, only cars that run 47 MPG, can pick up pax. Brooke Steiner said she is working on changing that, but the decision to only allow 47 MPG cars was a political decision, and not Ubers. She said those were the terms they had to agree to, because at the time, Uber was totally kicked out of the airport for a few months.
 

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At 171st? Oh, jeez. This is going to be a major cluster**** on Pac Hwy when completed.

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Who wants to take a guess of how many ants cause an accident as they come speeding out of this new lot and try to cut across 2 lanes of traffic to get into the left turn lane?

The beauty of the old lot was it diverted all incoming rideshare traffic down that side airport road.

So, let's see... Rideshare drivers, shuttle buses, general public, and the occasional funeral procession into the cemetery--all jockeying for the same left turn lane. Brilliant.

On a side note, Uber must be feeling secure about staying in Seattle market if they're spending a lot of money buying/renovating a prime lot on Pac Hwy across from the airport.
 

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Well, that's cool I guess. I will never see this lot though until they allow normal XL vehicles to pick up at the airport. I have literally not even ever gone into the current airport lot once since there is no purpose for me to go in there.
 

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Since I can't pick up at the airport my visitation will depend upon restroom reviews, since they'll be actual flush toilets with running water. Also, I might join K-Pax in the atheist tent.
 

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Since I can't pick up at the airport my visitation will depend upon restroom reviews, since they'll be actual flush toilets with running water. Also, I might join K-Pax in the atheist tent.
You know you can currently park in the light rail lot for 15 minutes and scoot across the skybridge to use clean, flush toilets at the light rail facility. Stainless, jail look not your thing? I suppose you could 'OJ it into the terminal proper & back within 15 minutes.

A long overdue upgraded airport lot is definitely not something worth a Rah! Rah! Uber! rally to announce. I hope they had good food. Apparently I'm persona non grata now - no invite for me :( Oh... FYI Portland already got a new lot with their own 7-11 and a car wash.
 

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You know you can currently park in the light rail lot for 15 minutes and scoot across the skybridge to use clean, flush toilets at the light rail facility. Stainless, jail look not your thing? I suppose you could 'OJ it into the terminal proper & back within 15 minutes.

A long overdue upgraded airport lot is definitely not something worth a Rah! Rah! Uber! rally to announce. I hope they had good food. Apparently I'm persona non grata now - no invite for me :( Oh... FYI Portland already got a new lot with their own 7-11 and a car wash.
I got a text literally the day of. Guess boober doesn't like us anymore
 
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