Dallas Operators Organize to Oppose Stadium Tax

DALLAS -- Car rental operators in Dallas County have begun organizing a campaign against a proposed tax hike intended to help fund a new stadium for the Dallas Cowboys. Spearheading the anti-tax effort is Dave Capps of Capps Van & Car Rental.

Earlier this month, the Texas Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that would raise Dallas County car rental tax limits to 6% in order to help finance a $650 million stadium for the Cowboys. Last week, a House panel voted 6-0 to send the bill to the full House for debate. If passed, the bill would set the stage for a public vote on proposed rental car and hotel tax hikes to finance the stadium.

Stadium plans call for a 100,000-seat facility with a retractable roof and an open end-zone design. The stadium would be the centerpiece of a $1 billion complex including a convention hotel and retail stores and restaurants.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Car Rental Rates Up, Fleet Sales Down — Correlation?

Car rental companies’ recent fleet discipline is needed now more than ever.

Hertz, Avis Autonomy Partnerships: Good First Steps on a Long Path

Two new autonomous vehicle project partnerships bring the importance of fleet management to the fore.

An Inside Look at Car Rental in China

A trip to a new car rental convention in Guangzhou reveals a booming market, yet one facing unique challenges.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>