Modernizing Mobility at Airports
A consolidated rental car facility (CONRAC) or is a centralized location near airports where numerous rental car companies are all located on a single site. They are often found at airports in the United States and increasingly in the State of California. The incentive for building consolidated facilities are numerous, including: less congestion on surface streets, more convenience for rental car company employees, greater efficiencies for rental car companies, and numerous environmental benefits from reduced emissions to consolidated, professionally managed fueling stations.
In 2011, the advocates at SYASL worked to successfully enact SB 1192 (Oropeza), which updated the authority for Los Angeles World Airport (LAX) and other commercial airports in the state to generate additional revenue from the rental car fees known as customer facility charges (CFCs). Revenue from this fee must be used to finance, build and operate consolidated rental car facilities that are currently up and running in multiple airports around the state.
In 2016, SYASL worked with the LAX to secure enactment of AB 2280 (Ridley-Thomas), legislation that updated the CFC statute to allow LAX to award the historic Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). This $5 billion program will include a massive people mover that will change the way the traveling public enters and exits LAX. In 2018, LAX officials selected a vendor to design-build-finance-operate and maintain (DBFOM) the LAMP program, the largest such contract in North America. The project will be anchored by a consolidated rental car facility and co-located with a Metro rail connection to LAX (funded in part by Measure M).