How the EWR queue became akin to an open sewer in Bangalore was a rhetorical question. Many restrooms in bars are beyond foul. Patrons complain about the mess they create. I am quite sure it is the same at the EWR queue lot. I saw a cell phone lot at Westchester County Airport that is used primarily by rideshare, black cars, and limos. It was so disgusting, even the flies refused to stop in and browse the feces on offer. When someone uses the urinal as a defecatorium (if I may coin a word) the problem is not with Uber, Lyft, or the Port Atrocity. The blame lies with facility users that are unable or unwilling to abide by a simple social contract that requires the user of a shared facility to display just a little civility in their use of those facilities, leaving them in usable condition.
Extending this to what I see DTS all summer, the facility abusers are likely the same selfish drivers that fail to display any regard for rules, regulations, and social mores that dictate where and how TNC drivers conduct their business. The few times I have interacted with these miscreants, it was like talking to a tree or a wall - there was a total lack of comprehension on their part when I ask why it is necessary to block a driveway to a popular venue while picking up or why they needed to stop in the middle of the street at Nardi's. Most can't string together a sentence let alone defend their selfish and self-defeating actions.