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Consultant tells D/FW Airport board to raise rates for parking on and off airport property

Friday, November 5th, 2010

By ERIC TORBENSON / The Dallas Morning News etorbenson@dallasnews.com |

If it wants to maximize revenue, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport needs to raise parking rates for both customers and off-airport operators that benefit from passengers, a consultant recommended Tuesday.

Ricondo & Associates of Chicago outlined steps that would boost the airport’s annual revenue to $166 million a year by 2020 from $97 million in its most recent fiscal year. Among the recommendations:

•Raise rates $2 a day for terminal parking in 2011 and another $1 a day every three years beyond that. The rate rose Oct. 1 from $17 a day to $18 a day for TollTag users and $19 a day for those who don’t use TollTag. Parking at the terminal is D/FW’s most expensive option and its biggest money-maker, though its fees are lower than rates at similar-size airports.

•Add new options for parking, such as a “premium” option for Terminal D that would allow fliers to park close to the terminal for a higher rate. The airport should also start a reservation program and a loyalty program to keep up with other airports.

•Improve D/FW’s express parking by covering spaces, and follow up with rate increases.

•Fix remote parking, which loses money for D/FW, by lowering shuttle bus costs and adjusting rates, which would probably mean raising them.

•Be prepared to add more spaces to take advantage of airport growth.

D/FW board member Bernice Washington said the recommendations are merely starting points for the board as it contemplates how much revenue it needs from parking.

“We may not decide to take any of the recommendations,” she said at the committee meeting. The next step is for airport staff to review the consultant’s report and make its recommendation to the board.

Ricondo also recommended that D/FW adopt a single valet parking provider, instead of the four that compete today, after it renovates its older terminals. That would mean big changes for the three off-airport valet operators: FreedomPark, Airport Valet and the Parking Spot.

Parking Concepts Inc., which provides the on-airport valet services, said it would welcome a process by which the airport had to pick just one operator.

“The recommendations that were presented today reflect the excellent customer service that we’ve developed over the past three years,” said David Mueller, a vice president and spokesman for California-based PCI.

Ken Kundmueller, owner of FreedomPark and the loudest critic of D/FW’s approach to the valet parking issue, declined to comment on the recommendations Tuesday. In the past, Kundmueller has implored his customers to write to D/FW to protest what he considers unfair treatment of off-airport companies.

To finance its terminal renovation, D/FW will issue $2.7 billion in new debt to go along with its $3.6 billion of current debt. To offset the higher debt costs, the airport needs to increase its non-airline revenue, and that means finding more concession and parking dollars.

Fitch Ratings Service downgraded D/FW’s credit rating last month, saying the airport’s debt ratio would rise compared with its peer airports as it sold the new bonds to pay for redeveloping its older terminals.

At Super Bowl, luxury rental cars will be in motion

Friday, November 5th, 2010

12:00 AM CDT on Friday, October 15, 2010

By JEFF MOSIER jmosier@dallasnews.com It’s standard practice for transportation companies to bring in extra rental cars, taxis, limousines and shuttle vans to a Super Bowl region to meet demand.
The same apparently goes for Lamborghinis and Bentleys.
Benny Black, owner of Dallas-based Platinum Motorcars, said he’s already negotiating with exotic car rental operations from as far away as Florida to supplement his fleet. At any time, Black said he has 17 to 20 high-end vehicles but plans to bring in dozens more for February’s game in Arlington.
“My goal is to do close to 100 for the Super Bowl,” he said.
Black said he rented for the 2004 Houston Super Bowl, but that situation was the reverse of what he’s doing now. In that case, he was supplying extra cars for Houston companies that were swamped with reservations.
Although he hasn’t started taking reservations yet, Black said he’s already receiving calls about availability. That’s much earlier than when he started getting interest at this year’s NBA All-Star game at Cowboys Stadium.
Surprisingly, he said this market isn’t struggling as much as some might expect during a recession and its aftermath. Black said there are a steady number of business owners and executives that draw salaries and bonuses that allow them to pay hundreds or sometimes thousands per day for a rental car.
“We touch a demographic that’s not as affected as much by the economy,” Black said.
He said a Chevrolet Corvette can go for about $350 per day, while a Lamborghini Murcielago – which sells for the price of a very nice house – can cost $3,500 per day to rent.
Perhaps just as big a surprise is that the flashiest cars weren’t the first ones snapped up when business was booming at the NBA All-Star game. The two-seat exotics were too limited for some high-rollers, Black said.
Instead, many deep-pocketed fans were renting European luxury cars or high-end SUVs that could be chauffeured.
For some at next year’s Super Bowl, the car could cost more for a day than the cost of entry to the stadium.
The NFL hasn’t publicized prices for individual Super Bowl XLV tickets, but they are now locked in. The face values will range from $600 to $1,200, an increase from last year’s range of $500 and $1,000.
These numbers have been mentioned previously, but they were tentative then. Of course, tickets at these prices won’t be available to the general public.
Anyone wanting a seat at Cowboys Stadium on Feb. 6 will need to win ticket drawings or have connections to NFL teams, the league or sponsors. The other option is paying double face value or more on the secondary market or for an official travel package.

How the Oil Spill Affects Texas

Friday, July 16th, 2010

It’s now 89 days since the oil rig, the Deepwater Horizon, catastrophe that resulted in an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.  As a result, over 180 million gallons of oil have been leaked into the Gulf, making this the largest oil spill in history. Recently, BP implemented a cap for the leaking oil pipe, and as of today it seems to be working.  More can be read about it here.

For the most part, Texas has avoided ramifications from the spill; however, on July 5 CBS news reported that tar balls, coagulated masses of oil, have reached Texas beaches.  More can be read here.  Although BP claims these tar bars are not the result of drifting oil, but rather oil sticking to ship hulls, there is still great concern about the moving mass of oil, which has already reached the beaches of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

While our Dallas limousine service remains mostly unaffected by the spill, as do most businesses in the Dallas – DFW area, we hope and pray for Texans living along the coast, many of whom make their living by fishing the Gulf of Mexico.  As an independent Texas business owner, my heart goes out to those whose livelihoods may be severely damaged by this catastrophe.  Thankfully, the bulk of the oil spill has not reached Texas, and much of the oil appears to be heading east, but some of the oil has made it to west Louisiana, and that is a great concern of Texans.

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D/FW airport is losing money with valet service

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Drive up to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and for $21 a day you can drop your car with a valet and have it waiting for you when you fly back.

It’s a must-have feature for any world-class airport, and D/FW is the world’s third-busiest airfield. But D/FW’s own airport valet had a problem in its first 18 months, a recent consultant’s report found: The airport would have made more money by just shutting it down.

That brow-furrowing conclusion is at the heart of a debate over the valet service provided by Parking Concepts Inc. and the special privileges granted to it by the airport.

The private companies that operate parking lots outside the airport – FreedomPark, the Airport Valet and the Parking Spot – say they’ve been put at a competitive disadvantage.

“We’re just asking for a level playing field,” said Ken Kundmueller, owner of FreedomPark.

“I think there’s been enough data provided to the airport staff to show this isn’t making money, but they’re going to continue to try it,” said Kundmueller, who has urged his customers to express their displeasure with airport board members over what he sees as unfair treatment.

PCI counters that it launched the valet service at great risk to the company’s bottom line and, though it has lost at least $2.5 million on the venture, believes it can be successful with the airport’s help.

“We assumed huge risk when we took this,” said PCI vice president David Mueller. “We wouldn’t have done it if we didn’t think there was also a large upside to the business.”

Irvine, Calif.-based PCI also disputes the consultant’s conclusion that the airport could earn more total parking dollars by terminating its valet operator’s business.

For the airport’s part, spokesman David Magaña said it will study “all of its parking products” in coming months to determine whether changes need to be made.

“We continue to believe that D/FW Airport valet is providing what customers want in the marketplace,” he said.

D/FW is the only airport in the country to let off-airport valet operators compete for business inside its terminals. (Las Vegas lets off-site valet companies compete, but they can only take customers from an off-site location to the airport.)

But with five large terminals, D/FW isn’t the easiest place to run a valet operation. PCI has a staff of 175 to man 14 drop-off points; smaller airports have just one or two drop-off areas.

As part of its contract with the airport, PCI has been granted several advantages over its off-site competitors. Among them:

•Only PCI can take “walk-up” valet customers; competitors must rely on reservations only.

•Only PCI has branded podiums in the short-term parking space.

•Only PCI avoids fees for bringing cars on and off the airport property.

In addition, PCI gets to use 1,300 spaces at Terminal D to park cars, and the airport pays for its marketing. Competitors must pay for their overhead to store cars in lots outside the airport.

With its advantages, PCI has 27 percent of the D/FW valet market, compared with FreedomPark’s 54 percent, according to a report issued Nov. 24 by the Jacobs Consultancy. But PCI’s Mueller said his company is performing better today than when the study was completed last summer.

According to the Jacobs report, D/FW Airport received about $900,000 from PCI in the first full year of its contract. But the report also concluded that the airport would have netted as much as $857,000 more without the contract.

D/FW now gets 22 percent of the valet money collected by PCI. Without the valet service, the Jacobs report said, most valet customers would pay $17 a day to park in lots near the terminals – 100 percent of which would go to the airport.

But PCI believes those valet customers would not park at the terminals and instead would use one of the off-site valet companies that pay the airport only 10 percent of their fees. Thus, Mueller said, the airport would fare worse.

Having lost nearly $2.5 million in the first 15 months of its contract, PCI asked in May for its contract terms to be eased. The contract called for PCI’s fees to increase to 35 percent of its revenue; the airport board agreed to keep it at 22 percent indefinitely.

Magaña said the airport expects to address PCI’s contract in coming months and is considering all options, including the possibility of reworking the terms.

While acknowledging its start-up losses, PCI sees its business at D/FW now as “nearly break-even” and is committed to making the contract work, Mueller said.

Under the terms of its contract with the airport, PCI must double its number of customers in the next two years; the Jacobs report notes this will be difficult and suggests mutually terminating the deal could be an option.

“We’re going to continue to work with the airport on it,” Mueller said when asked whether PCI will either seek different terms or permission to charge customers higher rates.

PCI has lowered its daily valet rate to $17 for some corporate customers in an attempt to win more business; detractors say that tactic will simply cost the airport more money as it encourages travelers to bypass the airport’s most-profitable terminal parking.

Remote lots

Along with its struggling valet operations, the airport is also losing money on its remote parking lots, the cheapest of three options it offers customers who choose to park on airport property.

The North and South remote lots lost D/FW $1.3 million in 2008 and $1.9 million in 2009 when local airport traffic fell as much as 20 percent from the year earlier. The airport raised the daily rate on the remote lots to $8 a day from $7 last fall.

It has held off increasing the top $17-a-day self-park rate despite research showing that rate to be a bargain among big airports. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport charges $51 a day to park in its international terminal; its valet rate is $46 a day. Los Angeles International Airport charges $30 a day for terminal parking and $38 a day for valet.

Nearly $2 of every $3 spent for parking at or around D/FW goes to terminal parking. D/FW‘s express parking – where passengers are picked up by a shuttle bus at their car and driven to terminals – is marginally profitable, airport documents show.

Off-airport parking competitors question why the airport subsidizes its money-losing parking service while three off-airport self-parking companies offering the same service have failed in recent years.

“They’re willing to lose money on their products, but meanwhile four of the seven off-airport parking operators have failed in the past five years,” FreedomPark’s Kundmueller said. “We provide the service at much lower costs than the airport can.”

Despite the stiff competition, the off-airport operators, whose valet fees range from $15 to $22 a day, aren’t in danger of going out of business.

Kundmueller and John Biebighauser, who owns Airport Valet, said their operations are profitable. Officials at the Parking Spot, where valet service is a fraction of its much-larger self-parking business, declined to comment.

Although valet service has been among the airport board’s most contentious issues over the last two years, it’s hardly a threat to balancing its books.

Airport valet – both PCI’s operations and the off-airport competitors – rang up about $12 million a year. Meanwhile, overall parking revenue approaches $100 million in an average year for D/FW, which collects nearly $600 million in total revenue in a given fiscal year.

“This has never been primarily about revenue for us,” said Magaña. “We think it’s about providing a better passenger experience.”

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D/FW Airport’s express parking problems

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, October 18, 2009

Solved

THE PROBLEM: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport was overcharging customers who used their TollTags to park in the express parking lots.

THE SOLUTION: D/FW acknowledged to Problem Solver in June that there was a faulty data connection that wasn’t relaying information, and workers were trying to fix it.

But it turns out that the problems with the express parking system were numerous and long-lasting.

A typical problematic scenario was that a person parked in the express lots, which now charge $12 a day, was charged the more expensive terminal rate of $17 a day.

Because these drivers were using their TollTags and the charges were automatic, most people didn’t immediately notice that they were overcharged.

According to records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, trouble started for TollTag users a few months after the express lots opened in August 2007. About a year later, things were even worse.

“We are having some major issues with TollTag at the express lots and it is causing a lot of issues with guests,” wrote one airport staffer in November 2008. “Can anyone tell me where we are as far as getting this taken care of?”

As it turns out, not too far. Things were still gummed up this spring. By that time, workers were so used to issuing refunds that they cited “historical failure” as an explanation on the forms used to reimburse money.

Overall, more than 1,500 people were refunded roughly $40,000 during 2008 and through June 2009, according to an analysis of the documents supplied to Problem Solver.

Airport spokesman David Magana said that an internal audit of the same 18 months reviewed by the newspaper found some additional people who deserved refunds but had not made a request.

“It was fewer than 100,” said Magana. “We went back and settled their accounts without being asked.”

One man told the airport in his written refund request: “I was tired, paid with a credit card and did not notice I was charged $51 (3 days at $17 each) until I started to pull away from the attendant.”

For Terry Elson of Garland, it wasn’t until he was doing his business expenses that he found he was charged too much. He e-mailed the airport asking for a refund, and he made several calls. He said that he did finally get his refund, but it wasn’t easy.

“It never is when you’re trying to get money back,” said the information technology consultant.

The airport was trying to fix the bugs. During the 1 ½ years of records reviewed by the newspaper, there were 49 work-order tickets issued for various troubles with the system.

The problem most often cited was that the computerized TollTag readers in the express north lot were unable to relay information to the main toll booths. But there were other issues with the parking system as well. The airport has had to replace its fiber optic line, reader heads and the machinery that registers when a new car is in one of the express lots.

“We’ve put in software fixes, gate fixes, reader fixes,” Magana said. “Now, we also have manual intervention. There is a person at express who records plates and stamps tickets, so that way the airport can compare what is in the lot to what the system thinks is in the lot.”

All that work is finally paying off. In September, the airport did not get a request for a refund.

“By hook and by crook, we think we’ve solved it,” Magana said.

And now the airport is looking to replace its entire parking automation system, which was designed in the ’80s. This will be the second attempt to replace it. When D/FW tried before, “the vendor couldn’t get their arms around the complexity,” Magana said.

The airport will put the job out for bid again in December. Meanwhile, if there is someone who deserves a refund, Magana said to let the airport know.

“If anyone still has paperwork that shows we didn’t charge them correctly, please contact us, and we’ll gladly refund them if we need to,” he said.

Jeff Johns of Murphy, who first wrote Problem Solver about the issue, said he has noticed that the airport is now stamping his parking ticket with an “Express North” stamp.

“This was nice to see this change implemented. The only thing I would say is that the ink stamp solution was so simple, it even surprised me,” he said. “I’m pleased with the resolution and glad to see that they finally addressed this for everyone.”About this column

Each week, I hunt down experts to answer your questions or speak with authorities to get your problems fixed.

Look for DMN Problem Solver’s answers here each week, as well as on the DMN Investigates blog, dallasnews.com/

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D/FW taxicabs fare poorly in inspection study

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

By KEVIN KRAUSE / The Dallas Morning News
kkrause@dallasnews.com
Riding in a taxicab can be a harrowing experience during rush hour in the big city.

But when arriving in Dallas County by plane, there’s another reason for pause when hailing a cab.

Eighty-six percent of the 2,200 taxicabs operating at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport have improperly issued vehicle inspection stickers, according to an analysis by the North Central Texas Council of Governments. That means the vehicles may not have undergone safety checks required to ensure that brakes and other equipment are working properly.

County officials don’t want tourists and business travelers riding in those cabs after stepping off an airplane.

County Judge Jim Foster said cab companies also will not be allowed to profit from bogus inspections at the expense of the region’s air quality. His office sent letters to the cab companies on Monday, sharing the alarming statistics with them and asking for their cooperation.

“I knew it would be widespread, but I’m shocked it’s so pervasive,” Mr. Foster said. “We intend to clean up the air. If anyone thinks they can circumvent the system, they are taking a big risk.”

A significant majority of taxicabs — nearly 60 percent — were inspected in five minutes or less, meaning they essentially weren’t inspected. An additional 335 cabs either were given the wrong inspection so as to circumvent emissions requirements or a different vehicle was used to acquire a passing grade.

However, despite county officials’ tough talk, there is little they can do. Current law allows police to impound vehicles and fine drivers only when they have counterfeit or doctored stickers.

Airport cab owners who received the improper inspections broke no law. But the county can go after the inspectors who issued the stickers.

Deputies and constables began targeting inspection stations last month in a series of warrant roundups. The raids are the work of the county’s Clean Air Emissions Task Force, which was formed last month.

A majority of taxi drivers own their own vehicles and work as subcontractors for the taxi companies. The drivers keep their own fares and pay the taxi companies a weekly fee for radio equipment, insurance and the right to have the company’s logo on their cars.

As a result, they are responsible for maintaining their own cars and getting them inspected.

Some taxi companies are taking proactive measures.

Yellow Cab Co., which operates about half of all registered cabs in Dallas, on Thursday will begin inspecting all its cabs monthly to ensure that the “check engine” light is not on, said company president Jack Bewley.

A car cannot pass inspection if the light is on. If drivers don’t submit to Yellow Cab’s monthly checks, the company will not give them a decal issued by the city for the right to operate in the airport, Mr. Bewley said. Cabs without a decal are subject to fines if pulled over by airport police, he said.

Richard McComb, an air quality analyst with the council of governments, said heran checks on the cabs because it is a highly visible industry, and the cars drive 100,000 miles a year compared with about 20,000 miles for most vehicles.

“This seemed like a good start,” he said. “I knew it was going to be bad but not as bad as it turned out to be.”

Mr. McComb said his study doesn’t include cases in which inspectors lie to the analyzer machine to generate a passing score.

He estimated that more than 20 percent of the 1.6 million passing inspections generated overall last year in Dallas County were bad.

“This is the tip of the iceberg,” he said.

His agency has an emissions database that participating police departments can use to determine whether vehicles have a current good inspection. Dallas County officials will meet later this week with airport officials to see whether their police department will sign up to use it, Mr. McComb said.

Airport officials did not comment on the meeting but issued a statement saying they expect all cabs to comply with state regulations, as their operating agreements require. The statement also said the airport supports all efforts to ensure that the taxis have valid inspection stickers.

“The airport has consistently demonstrated its deep commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Jim Crites, the airport’s executive vice president of operations, in the statement.

Mr. Foster said he also plans to meet with Love Field and Tarrant County officials. And he said city officials have told him that they will propose that police officers be present when the cabs are inspected.

If the stickers are fake, officers would impound the cab and fine the driver, Mr. Foster said. The city’s transportation regulation manager could not be reached for comment.

“These are all high-mileage vehicles,” Mr. Foster said. “And if they won’t pass inspection, there’s a reason. And those reasons need to be addressed.”

Questionable inspections

The North Central Texas Council of Governments recently looked at the 2,200 taxicabs operating at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and found that 86 percent had improperly issued inspection stickers. The breakdown:

1,283 were inspected in five minutes or less, which is impossible for a valid inspection.

255 were given the wrong test to circumvent emissions requirements.

247 did not have current inspection stickers.

80 were tested using a different vehicle.

22 went more than 13 months without a vehicle inspection.

SOURCE: NCTCOG

Why Cheap is Bad

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

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Limousine a perfect gift this Valentines

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

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DFW Transit changes names and becomes E3 Worldwide Transportation

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Dallas, TX, September 13, 2007 — Advanced AmeriTrans Service, doing business as DFWTransit Limousine Service, located in Dallas, Texas, has changed names to become E3 Worldwide Transportation. The name change comes as E3 Worldwide Transportation grows from a limo company serving the needs of Dallas limo customers under the business name DFWTransit to a company that caters to the limo needs of corporate and private customers in most major metropolitan markets throughout the US and in select international cities.

E3 Worldwide Transportation will offer a full line of chauffeured luxury sedans, SUVs, stretch limousines, SUV limousines and limo buses. These offerings will be designed to serve a predominantly business oriented clientele composed of corporate clients as well as professional individuals needing tailored travel solutions across the globe. The company also services the retail sector of the industry providing services such as wedding limos, prom limos and party limos.

Starting small with one vehicle, Advanced AmeriTrans Services rapidly grew in stature due to their focus on excellence in customer service and strategic marketing. Today, they offer a network of limousine services handpicked and managed by E3 Worldwide Transportation to provide superior service, transportation, scheduling and billing in one integrated solution.

E3 Worldwide Transportation is serving major metropolitan markets throughout the United States and select international destinations. E3 Worldwide Transportation acts as the customer service, billing and marketing arm of a large managed network of limousine and car services. This allows the marketing expertise and customer satisfaction focus of E3 Worldwide Transportation to drive business forward for the entire network.

“We believe that customer satisfaction is a key component to success in this industry,” says Deana Krasny, President. “We recently had a request from Ericsson to help them host a full day tour of their cell tower installations in Dallas. They needed significant customization of one of our limos to accommodate their traveling presentation, and we made it happen within 24hrs.”

“It is this level of customer care that will drive business for our company.”

In addition to a high level of customer service uniformly implemented throughout the entire network, E3 Worldwide Transportation will leverage their knowledge of specific marketing learned in the rough and tumble world of Dallas limo service, one of the most crowded markets in the US. E3 Worldwide Transportation is planning to roll out a significant national marketing campaign targeting specific metro areas throughout the US where there is significant potential for competitive advantage.

E3 Worldwide Transportation has conducted surveys of customer satisfaction in the limo industry across a broad spectrum of local markets and has found that customers are often left wanting a more professional service and one that they can count on in the many locations that they do business. In response to this outcry, E3 Worldwide Transportation has developed an integrated solution for business travel across multiple locations giving customers single point access to a wide variety of quality services.

About E3 Worldwide Transportation:
E3 Worldwide Transportation is a limousine service company serving corporate and retail customers. Limo services are available throughout most major metropolitan areas in the US and select international cities.