Rental car fee change meets no resistance from Oklahoma City Council
A proposed new ordinance that would impose a fee on all car rental companies that pick up customers from Will Rogers World Airport, not just the companies that use the airport's facilities, looks likely to win easy passage by the Oklahoma City Council.
On- and off-airport car rental companies will likely soon be subject to the same fees for Will Rogers World Airport customers after a public hearing regarding the proposed change met no resistance from the Oklahoma City Council this week.
The proposed ordinance will impose the same 10 percent commission fee for airport customers to any rental car company within a 10-mile radius of the airport. Only rental car companies with offices at the airport are subject to the fee now, but companies that use shuttle buses and other methods to access airport customers will have to pay when the new ordinance takes effect.
No one spoke up against the ordinance during Tuesday's city council meeting. The public hearing for the item lasted only about three minutes, and only one council member asked a question.
Councilman Larry McAtee asked city Airports Department Director Mark Kranenburg why the radius was set at 10 miles. Kranenburg responded that it seemed to be a reasonable distance and that the rental car companies agreed to it.