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L.A. Airport Requests Construction Bids for Rental Facility

Los Angeles World Airports, the agency that operates Los Angeles International Airport, will hold a meeting for potential bidders for its Landside Access Modernization Program, which includes a consolidated rental car facility.

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Avis Budget Increases Share Repurchase Authorization by $300M

As part of an agreement with SRS Investment Management, Avis Budget Group has increased its share repurchase authorization by $300 million and appointed a new director on its board.

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car2go to Suspend Service in Miami

As of March 1, car2go will be stopping its carsharing service in Miami and Miami Beach, primarily due to Florida’s car rental tax.

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Uber Approved for Pickups at Los Angeles Airport

As of Jan. 21, Uber became the second transportation network company (TNC) authorized for pickups at Los Angeles International Airport. Lyft was approved last month.

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Sioux Falls Proposes $3 Daily Car Rental Tax

Sioux Falls City Council passed the first reading of a proposed $3 per day rental car tax in the city. The money from the tax would help fund the development of a city business park.

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Green Motion to Open at San Diego Rental Car Center

U.K.-based car rental company Green Motion will be part of San Diego’s new Rental Car Center. The eco-friendly fleet will serve customers at San Diego International Airport.

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Enterprise Employee Fined for Selling Customer Information

An administrative assistant at an Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the U.K. was fined 1,000 pounds for selling almost 28,000 customers’ records for 5,000 pounds.

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Atlas Car and Truck Rental to Launch at Gold Coast Airport

Australian-based Atlas Car and Truck Rental will be opening a location at the Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Airport on Feb. 1.

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Auto Europe Names Chief Information Officer

Auto Europe, a global car rental aggregator, has named Dan Petlon as its new chief information officer.

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Revv Expands Carsharing to South India

Revv, an Indian-based carsharing service, has expanded to Hyderabad in southern India with a fleet of 50 cars.

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The Recall Bill Has Passed – Now Comes the Hard Part

Now that the legislation will become law, car rental operators will face many operational and compliance challenges. It’s time to work together to find solutions.

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