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New rental car center opens at Chicago airport

CHICAGO — The $55 million facility replaces the counters and parking lots that were located around the airport.

CHICAGO — A newly constructed rental car center at Midway International Airport here now puts eight companies in the same spot, NBCChicago reported.

The April 9 story stated that the $55 million facility replaces the separate counters and parking lots that were located around the airport. It puts car rental companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Thrift and Enterprise together in a single location.

"It's just easier for the customer to navigate. It's easier for the rental car organizations, creating a one-stop shop for them. They can fuel. They can turn their vehicle around quickly, washing and preparing it for the next customer all on site," Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino said in the story.

Free carwashes, gas and parking…what's the catch?

Water used to wash the rental vehicles will be recycled, and the center uses solar panels and wind turbines to create electricity. Also, a single fleet of shuttle buses fueled by bio-diesel will now use a dedicated road to move passengers between the airport and the center.

The project's construction began in August 2011, and it was funded by airport revenue bonds backed by a fee paid by rental car customers for the past eight years.

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