Bill Requiring Auto Rental Surcharge for Rail System Postponed

A $2 daily charge may apply to help pay for commuter rail system, if the Senate okays deal.


Report: Car Rental Market Rebounds

International and domestic tourism will help industry reach revenues of $52.6 billion in four years.


Alamo, National Accuse Orbitz of Consumer Deception, Breach of Contract

A lawsuit charges the online travel agent inappropriately demanded a $1.5 million payment not required by their joint online listing agreement. Orbitz responds.


EagleRider Opens on Maui Offering Harley, Scooter Rentals

EagleRider of Maui offers a full range of new 2008 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and scooters, and is located at the starting point of many of the most scenic rides on the island.


Northwest Airlines Adds Avis to WorldPerks

WorldPerks members can now earn 50 WorldPerks miles per day for Avis rentals of one to four days, and 500 WorldPerks miles for Avis rentals of five days or more.


Avis Budget Recognized for Support of Women-Owned Businesses

Avis Budget Group was honored for supplier diversity programs that provide women's business enterprises equal access to corporate contracts.


GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services Announces First Hybrid Vehicle Rebate Program

GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services has announced an industry-first Hybrid Rebate Program for companies that lease hybrid vehicles. The rebate program is designed for customers that make significant investments in new technology aimed at improving their environmental performance.


Thrifty Adds 4 New Franchised Locations

New locations are opening in markets that include New Britain, Conn.; Lafayette, Ind.; Asheville, N.C. and San Antonio, Texas.


SFO Implements Green Rental Car Program

Beginning in 2009, rental car companies will be offered a voluntary incentive to encourage at least 15 percent of their rentals meet an EPA rating of 17 (or higher).


Enterprise Responds to TTC Strike

With more than 50 locations across the Greater Toronto Area, Enterprise says they will meet or beat any competitor rates to help ease burden of strike.


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