Proposal raises car rental fees


POSTED: Sunday, March 28, 2010

Car rental fees at Hawaii airports may be going up under legislation heading for approval in the state Legislature.

The House Finance Committee passed a bill Friday raising daily airport car rental fees from $1 to $4.50.

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

Lawmakers and car rental companies say Hawaii's airport car rental facilities have deteriorated and have not kept pace with facilities throughout the rest of the country.

The measure advances to the full House after it previously passed the Senate.