Rental Car Companies Move to the New Ground Transportation Center
Effective March 6, the rental car companies at Memphis International will move to their new home on levels one and two of the new seven-level Ground Transportation Center. Rental car companies will be able to house all of their customer service operations within the Center, including rental operations, return services and quick-turnaround vehicle service. More than 1,200 rental car spaces are available. The complete auto rental capabilities will eliminate any need for shuttle buses for the rental car companies, creating a more environmental approach to rental car services and reducing overall congestion along the airport roadways. Moving from the old rental car facilities along Democrat Road will free space for future expansion and development as needed by the airport or its service partners.
The new rental car customer service areas are just a convenient ride to and from the terminal along an 840-foot-long series of moving sidewalks, under attractive weather protecting fabric canopies, and landscaped for maximum visual effect. The moving walkways occupy space down the center of the three-level parking deck.
Occupying the remainder of the Ground Transportation Center is the economy parking section of the airport's MEMpark customer parking. Opened in November of 2012, the MEMpark economy parking features space for 4,500 vehicles on levels three through seven. All of the economy parking and rental car operations seamlessly integrate with existing facilities for short-term and long-term parking in the adjacent three-level structure.