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No-Hassle Flying Act Becomes Law

The bill will allow international travelers to the U.S. from preclearance countries to avoid having their baggage re-screened upon arrivals.

December 26, 2012

San Mateo County Car Rental Tax Measure Too Close to Call

According to the county’s semi-final ballot results, Measure T, which would impose a car rental business license tax in unincorporated areas of the county, is winning by 62 votes. All mail-in ballots are expected to be counted by the end of the week, if not early next week.

June 6, 2012

San Antonio Airport Looks to Get Conrac Fee Approved

Part of the San Antonio International Airport’s master plan, a consolidated rental car facility is on the horizon, but first aviation directors are looking to pass a $4.50 facility fee by the city council.

February 15, 2012

Chicago Looks to Implement New Concession Fee at Airports

In the proposal, 10% of the revenues from the 11.1% concession fee would go to the companies to help mediate their expenses to stay at the city’s two airports, while the remaining 1.1% would help fund airport projects, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

January 27, 2012

Fee Hike to Fund Consolidated Airport Project in Hawaii

One tourism executive questions whether Honolulu needs a new $229 million rental facility. Another $190.5 million project is planned for Kahului Airport, and smaller facilities are planned for Lihue and Hilo.

July 7, 2010

O’Hare Car Rental Fee Closer to Reality

The $8-per-day fee would pay for a consolidated rental car center to accommodate two new runways at the airport. The new fee would go on top of a flat $2.75 fee on O'Hare rentals and an 8 percent tax.

June 9, 2010

Atlanta Airport May Increase Rental Car Charges

Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta have proposed a 50-cent customer facility fee increase to help offset the drop in car rentals. The fee increase is expected to generate $24.5 million annually, and will be used to pay down debt on bonds for the airport’s new car rental facility.

May 19, 2010

Chicago Airport Car Renters May Face New Fee

The $6 to $8 fee increase would go toward funding a consolidated rental car center at O-Hare International Airport. The fee, which could be imposed in the next two months, would be in addition to a $2.75 flat fee and an 8 percent tax already accessed on O'Hare vehicle rentals.

May 19, 2010

Hawaii Close to Raising Car Rental Fees

The money raised would go toward construction of a $230 million rental car facility at Honolulu International Airport and an overflow vehicle storage facility at Kahului airport on Maui.

March 31, 2010

Michigan Passes New Rental Car Tax

The legislation would loan about $20 million to the Michigan Promotion Fund and repay the balance with revenues from the car rental surcharge.

March 24, 2010

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