The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority announced last week that Syracuse Hancock International Airport is increasing enforcement of its active curb line policy. This comes as a result of unprecedented growth in passenger traffic.
An active curb line means that vehicles are not allowed to stand or park at the curb line and wait for passengers. Those waiting for passengers to arrive are encouraged to wait in the free cell phone lot until contacted by the arriving passenger.
Anyone visiting SYR during peak hours can expect to see an increased police presence and subsequent enforcement of this policy. This effort serves as the first phase of a campaign to improve ground transportation safety and efficiency in light of the increased traffic.
“It’s one of those interesting problems to have – on one hand, we’re incredibly proud of our
Growth,” said Executive Director Jason Terreri. “On the other hand, that growth brings about new safety and efficiency concerns. We are absolutely committed to providing safe and efficient air travel to the residents of Central New York – and beyond. This increased enforcement of our active curb line policy is just step one in fulfilling that promise.”
Passenger traffic is up 12.9 percent for the first half of 2019 over the same time period in 2018.