Maui’s Kahului Airport will receive $305,500,000 in capital improvement projects (CIP) funding appropriated by the legislature. Governor Neil Abercrombie released funds for the construction of a new multi-level consolidated car rental facility and roadway improvements at Kahului Airport.
The car rental facility will include a customer service building, quick turnaround, ready return vehicle parking spaces, four 15,000-gallon fuel storage tanks, a people mover system to and from the terminal, site improvements, roadway connections to airport terminal roadways, additional employee parking spaces and potential flat-plate, non-reflective photovoltaic panels. A new access road to the facility will run from Hana Highway to Airport Loop Road.
“Residents and visitors alike will see improvements in customer service as the new car rental facility will streamline the car rental process,” said Senator Roz Baker, who represents South and West Maui. “Airport modernization is good for Maui and the State, and projects like this will certainly improve our tourism industry.”
“Right now customers have to drive through the terminal roadway system to get to the existing rental car facilities, causing congestion in front of the terminals,” said Senator J. Kalani English, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, who represents H?na, east and upcountry Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i and Kaho‘olawe. “A new access road from Hana Highway to Airport Loop will help to alleviate traffic congestion at the airport.”
“I’m glad the governor released funds appropriated by the legislature for this large and important project that benefits all of Maui,” said Senator Gilbert Keith-Agaran, who represents Wailuku, Waihe‘e, and Kahului. “It will create more local construction jobs, stimulate the economy, and improve the overall customer experience for residents and visitors. I am looking forward to work on this project breaking ground.”
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