Alamo Gets Knocked Out of Rochester Airport

Snorac LLC. is filing suit against Monroe County Airport Authority (MCAA) for its bid and contract process at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

Snorac, a regional subsidiary owned by Enterprise Holdings, had operated three rental car outlets: Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental. The airport had spaces available for six companies, in which seven competed for the contracts that were effective as of Oct. 1.

Dana Mogauro, the financial director of Snorac, said the bidding process was “completely destroyed” when MCAA did not publicly open and read aloud all the proposals, which had been promised in writing. Rather, MCAA staff opened the bids privately and listed the revenue offers from highest to lowest and took only the top six. Alamo came in last.

"We have several concerns with how the bids were reviewed and selected, and have attempted, without success, to get our concerns addressed through normal channels," wrote Laura Bryant, Enterprise spokesperson, via email. "Unfortunately, we have been forced to take legal action as a last resort. Our goal is to get this issue resolved as a quickly as possible and, as part of our good-faith effort, work with the airport authority to ensure that the process is as transparent and accountable as possible for all applicants going forward."

The state judge taking the case said he is reserving his decision to annul the bid process, and will announce his decision in 60 days from the day he first heard arguments on Oct. 12.

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