DIA adds Uber, Lyft waiting lot to ease traffic congestion

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DENVER -- Denver International Airport is making a change with rides home from the airport.

Uber and Lyft drivers circle around like the planes above, creating a traffic mess. But there is a solution that is safer for everyone.

The airport created 162 holding spaces for Uber and Lyft drivers. DIA said those spaces weren't taken from anyone else and shouldn't affect taxis or other driver services.

In the new lot, Uber and Lyft use geofencing technology to create a line.

"I appreciate the new lot," an Uber driver said. "When you pull into the lot, you get a heads-up on the app letting you know what your queue number is. It will go down as you get closer to being the one to go pick someone up next."

According to Uber, it takes approximately six minutes from the time of request to the time the driver arrives at the arranged pickup location.

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