DESIGN THE RELOCATION OF CAR RENTAL OPERATIONS TO THE WEST SHORT TERM PARKING AREA
Since the opening of the new passenger terminal in February of 2016, a source of frustration for customers and car rental companies has been the distance of the rental car return lot from the car rental counters. During the recent contract RFP process, car rental companies expressed an interest in moving their parking spots for both pick-up and return to the parking area west of the current short-term parking lot. This lot is currently not being utilized, and is the likely spot for placement of a rental car Quick Turn Around (QTA) facility at some point in the future. Modifications are likely to include re-design of the entrances and exits to separate rental car traffic from pay-parking traffic, construction of a sidewalk on the south side of the street, gates with associated ground loops, signage, and demolition of the old terminal monument.
In the interim, the pick-up and return locations have been moved to the Short-term lot across from the terminal. While this solution provides good proximity to the counters, it utilizes valuable spaces that could be better used for the generation of parking revenue. While there are still adequate numbers of spaces available for both pay parking and rental cars at this time, it is anticipated this entire lot will need to be dedicated to pay parking in the not too distant future. Additionally, the mixing of rental cars with paid parking creates operational difficulties with managing the entrance and exit gates, as well as accounting for time stamped parking tickets.
1. Recommend approval for Airport engineering firm Ulteig to design modifications to the West Short-term parking lot so it can be utilized for car rental operations; and
2. Authorize Customer Facility Charges (CFC’s), not to exceed $20,000, to be utilized as the funding source; and
3. Authorize the Mayor to sign a scope of work agreement from Ulteig reflecting 1 and 2 (above).
4. Approve the 2018 Budget amendment to increase capital purchases.