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PAPD now checking for Ubers on approach to EWR

PorkRollUberAndCheese

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During an airport dropoff run today, I saw a Port Authority cop on the side of the approach road (North Avenue?) to EWR from 13A, just past the Cell Phone lot. Her car was turned towards the traffic, and she was just standing there, outside of her car, just looking at cars as they approached.

Definitely felt like they were looking for Ubers by looking for solo pax in the back seat. She wasn't holding a radar gun. Fortunately mine was in the front seat.

Just a friendly warning.
 

zombieguy

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Not saying you guys are wrong but Holland Tunnel has had cops out there like that ever since 9/11, not anything new. At the airport, there could be a gazillion different reasons why the cop was out there. This is what doing Uber in NJ has made you, paranoid that every cop's agenda is to get an Uber driver.
 

Hector Solivan

New Member
Hello all, i just started UBER yesterday what's the deal, i read you can drop off but was not able to pick up, how accurate is that

Thanks
 

Millio007

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You certainly can pick up if you want to gamble with the EWR PAPD. Then comes the wait time on a PING which can be close to an hour also view flights online to see what terminals are getting the PAX.TC seems to be the busiest although i have picked up from TA as well. GL and you can email customer support and see what they tell you about EWR
 

BurgerTiime

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I hope you are aware that the airport is equipped with license plate readers due to 9/11. They can set it to notify/flag commercial, government, police + fire and civilian plates (in state and out of state). I was told they are using the technology to catch Uber drivers. Simple set of 2x a day arriving will flag your car. They are easily watching you and documenting your arrival times. If you are not allowed to do pickups then don't. It's illegal and that sort of behavior is why Uber gets so much heat. Drivers beware!
 

PorkRollUberAndCheese

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Not saying you guys are wrong but Holland Tunnel has had cops out there like that ever since 9/11, not anything new. At the airport, there could be a gazillion different reasons why the cop was out there. This is what doing Uber in NJ has made you, paranoid that every cop's agenda is to get an Uber driver.
I've done a lot of trips to EWR. That's the first time I've seen a PAPD cop *parked* outside of the main terminal loops. It was unusual and I was pointing it out.
 

Mr_Frenchie

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Was there this morning. A tow truck was standing by on Terminal A level 3.

I was like WTF! Had the pax get out quick.
 

NJDriver

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I got 4 tickets at the airport and got an attorney assigned to me through Uber. It was painless. They just wrote the tickets without fuss and I was on my way. It wasnt painful and yes it will go on the abstract, but anyone who cares you can explain it. Got it at Terminal C picking up. This wasnt my first time getting tickets at EWR. Ive so far met 4 sets of PA officers.

Any questions just ask.
 

NJDriver

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Dude! You live in Minnesota. How would you know? Troll!

I hope you are aware that the airport is equipped with license plate readers due to 9/11. They can set it to notify/flag commercial, government, police + fire and civilian plates (in state and out of state). I was told they are using the technology to catch Uber drivers. Simple set of 2x a day arriving will flag your car. They are easily watching you and documenting your arrival times. If you are not allowed to do pickups then don't. It's illegal and that sort of behavior is why Uber gets so much heat. Drivers beware!
 
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NJDriver

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There are actual security threats and its not unusual for the PA cops to be standing somewhere at the airport. They do shuffle things around to foil the plans of a potential attacker. You might see no cops or a gang of cops at random times. There are no set schedules or set places of deployment. Each day is different. There could be no cops and suddenly a bunch of cops show up. In order to catch security threats their instructions are to be aggressive in the hunt so they look at everything. This isnt just for Uber but the way they operate.
 
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