MAUI AIRPORT UNVEILS NEW CONSOLIDATED RENTAL CAR FACILITY
Kahului, Maui) – Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English (District 7 – Hāna, East and Upcountry Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe) joined State, county and community leaders today at the Kahului Airport for the blessing and unveiling of a new consolidated rental car facility (CONRAC).
Conrac Blessing Photo: (left to right) Rep. Kyle Yamashita , Governor David Ige; Sen. Rosalyn Baker (not pictured); HDOT Airports Division Deputy Director Ross Higashi; Kahului Airport Manager Marvin Moniz; Maui Mayor Mike Victorino; Senator J. Kalani English; Rep. Lynn DeCoite; Rep. Troy Hashimoto; and Kahu Kalani Wong participate in the blessing ceremony and untying of the maile lei for the new Kahului Airport Conrac. (Photo courtesy of the Hawai’i Department of Transportation)
The new 1.3 million square-foot facility features a two-tram electric train system; space for rental car company offices; customer service counters; 4,500 parking stalls; 72 fuel pumps; quick turnaround service bays for oil, water and air; vehicle washing racks; ready and return rental car spaces; and upper-level airport staff parking. The tram will replace two dozen shuttle buses that carry passengers in an average of 85 trips per hour to rental car companies makai of the airport terminal.
In 2010, Sen. English introduced SB2461 (Act 204), a bill that raised the daily motor vehicle customer facility charge (CFC) from $1.00 to $4.50. The bill also required that monies from the CFC be deposited into the newly established rental motor vehicle customer facility charge special fund for the enhancement, renovation, operation, and maintenance of existing rental motor vehicle customer facilities and the development of new rental motor vehicle customer facilities at state airports.
(Photo courtesy of the Hawai’i Department of Transportation)
The CONRAC at Kahului Airport cost $340 million and used no tax payer monies. Construction began in April 2016 and the project was completed earlier this year.
“Over 2,000 vehicles are rented on Maui every day and a new facility was needed to accommodate the island’s rental car demands,” said Sen. English. “Both locals and tourists will be able to benefit from this project.
I am proud to say that Maui’s CONRAC was on time and on budget.”
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