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1 hour ago, BusHunter said:

Taking a peek at the rental car facility the other day it looks like a level of the garage is for avis Hertz and national but dont ask me where the other ones are. Smaller places like Ace or Payless are still off site. The ex avis and Hertz lots are huge I cant see where they get the space to house their vehicles. Hertz has exotic rentals like sports cars. Maybe they condensed their operation. I guess all those bus drivers got laid off. Together that's probably close to 50-70 employees. 

The uber problem is interesting. The ats hasnt been tested yet with the new loads so if you send every uber rider with luggage on the ats it further taxes it. I say run trains to serve terminal 5 or the new lot and have uber go to 5. 5 needs a short turn 3rd track. Trouble is when the gate project gets going 5 is supposed to be the american airlines terminal which makes no sense. 5 was designed to be isolated so the 747s which have a wide turning radius can stay away from the smaller domestic flights. But I'm not the making the decisions.

At the end of the teminal expansions, Terminal 2wil house international operations for United, Amecan, Lufthansa  ANA, BrtishArway, Japan Airlines, and Iberia.   Terminal 5 will he Delta, Frontier, and all o the other international airlines. 

Once the ATS expansion opens, perhaps the Uber pickups ca move to the lower level in either the center or  outler lanes I the core terminals. Think those are the only viable options at this time. 

I believe  some of the rental car shuttle bus drivers are  driving the white buses now.

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Hertz, National, Avis, Budget, Payless, Advantage, Sixt, Fox, Thrifty, Enterprise, Alamo, Dollar, and EZ are in the new consolidated rental car facility. 

There is a fleet of white D40LFs serving the rental car shuttle. Continental is the contractor. 

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2 hours ago, Tcmetro said:

Hertz, National, Avis, Budget, Payless, Advantage, Sixt, Fox, Thrifty, Enterprise, Alamo, Dollar, and EZ are in the new consolidated rental car facility. 

There is a fleet of white D40LFs serving the rental car shuttle. Continental is the contractor. 

Enterprise has that big lot across Mannheim. That lot moved? Now you really got me wondering where the space is. How can the terminal handle all the rentals. Usually one of the big companies has 5 -10 returns at a time. In the peak. How can they handle the volume of cars returning? Usually a light cycle on Bessie Coleman will have mostly rental cars coming off the expy ramps. This was before uber as I used to work in the car rental industry. Now I've been told companies as part of their expense account give its business travelers free Uber's so maybe the rental car companies are slower? Uber has its hand in everything.

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Looking closer at the New Flyer white buses they are coming from lot F, which I assume is the car rental facility. The other buses I was looking for before, the former lot shuttles are working everything else. I don't know about this rental car facility. It seems alot of riding around to get to the facility. With no ATS, I would think that would hurt business. Who wants to lag big bags of luggage all over town? Uber is easy and an app call away. Uber thrives on convenience. The shuttle buses don't really seem that full if you take into account all the buses lost plus with no branding a tourist doesn't know where he/she needs to go to get to a rental car facility. It's a confusing mess, hopefully they didn't pull the airport kiosks for the car rentals or there business will be hurt further.

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On 11/25/2018 at 6:45 PM, artthouwill said:

The ATS upgrades haven't been  completed yet.  Even though I spotted some new cars on the ATS yard, I don't think  they all have been  received yet

  I also don't think  they've been  tested. Which probably won't happen  until the power upgrades and fine optics hve been completed 

Not only is the rental facility open. The parking garage known as F Lot is open also.   When the ATS does run there. Pace and the Regional  buses will too

  They still haven't  solved the number one problem  which is Uber/Lyft.

The latest news release states that the ATS will shutdown completely beginning January 9th for testing. Completion is scheduled for next fall. Not sure if that means the system will be completely closed for the entirety of that time. Either way, things will be painful given the problems they have had thus far with meeting demand and keeping schedules.

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14 minutes ago, rl12383 said:

The latest news release states that the ATS will shutdown completely beginning January 9th for testing. Completion is scheduled for next fall. Not sure if that means the system will be completely closed for the entirety of that time. Either way, things will be painful given the problems they have had thus far with meeting demand and keeping schedules.

If I'm reading correctly, it will be closed the entire time after the 7th. My only question is whether or not the shuttle system will be set up like Massport's or if a shuttle will just make every single stop.

https://www.flychicago.com/ohare/ServicesAmenities/services/Pages/ATS.aspx

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9 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

If I'm reading correctly, it will be closed the entire time after the 7th. My only question is whether or not the shuttle system will be set up like Massport's or if a shuttle will just make every single stop.

https://www.flychicago.com/ohare/ServicesAmenities/services/Pages/ATS.aspx

Wow

  Initially earlier this year the completion time frame was  through this winter.  Now this means nearly another year.  By the time this gets done  something else will muck up.  O'Hare  will be in a constant state of construction chaos for the next decade.

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3 hours ago, artthouwill said:

Wow

  Initially earlier this year the completion time frame was  through this winter.  Now this means nearly another year.  By the time this gets done  something else will muck up.  O'Hare  will be in a constant state of construction chaos for the next decade.

Seems to be the norm. O'Hare will join ATL, MEM and BOS among others with multi-year renovation/construction projects.

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14 hours ago, artthouwill said:

 O'Hare  will be in a constant state of construction chaos for the next decade.

Given such projects as to associate international gates with domestic ones, western entrance and terminals, of course.

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