A bill proposing to consolidate car rental offices at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has received the support of two California State Senate committees.
The Senate Local Government and Judiciary committees both voted to back Senate Bill 1192 with bipartisan support May 4th, a spokesman for state Senator Jenny Oropeza said.
The bill calls for housing the various car rental agencies under one roof at LAX, which officials say would improve efficiency and eliminate the need for shuttle transportation between the different rental lots.
“Senate Bill 1192 would eliminate hundreds of thousands of shuttle trips to separate rental-car lots that are currently spread throughout the LAX area,” Oropeza, who represents the 28th District, which includes Marina del Rey, told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Eliminating these shuttle trips will help reduce air pollution for an area that was recently found to have the worst air quality in the country,” she told the Senate Local Government Committee.
Oropeza’s spokesman noted that some details of the proposal still need to be hammered out, particularly concerning fees. But policymakers on both sides in the committees vowed to work toward a measure that allows LAX and, possibly in the future, other airports statewide to earmark funds to improve rental-car options.
The measure will next be reviewed by the Senate Appropriations Committee.