Lets assume the driver is in an urban or semi-urban setting with moderate activity level.
Drive or stay put? While waiting for fares, do you drive around or stay put? This is a question for Uber and Lyft drivers.
Depends on various factors. if you endup in some remote place, I would use fare pilot app to see if they suggest any spots where driver can go for a better chance of getting a ride. Also at this point you want to have both apps running (Uber and Lyft) and on Lyft you can see if there are any scheduled rides on that you can scoop up near by (does not happen often), but worth checking. Figure out if there are any smaller airports in the area (the ones without a que) Download FlightStats and see what times flights land there perhaps this is where you want to head over, same for Amtrak and Greyhound theiy have their own apps to check status. If all else fails, get out of there and head towards a busier area even if it takes 30 minutes to get there