Passengers who want a taxi at Ted Stevens International Airport don't have to wait long to get one.

Airport operators have moved shuttles and limousines to the front of the line where cabs once led the pack. They say the reason is simple.

"The people who were in the shuttle buses, they wait for 15 minutes out in the elements historically," said airport manager Jim Szczesniak. "We've changed it to where the taxi queue is because they can wait in the ground transportation center; that way, they can just walk out to their shuttle bus when it arrives."

The change does not affect the People Mover and the Alaska Native Medical Center shuttle, which pick up passengers right outside the arrival gates.

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