Airport car rental called a good idea, but insurance is a question
People arriving at Buck Davis Field outside Price sometimes find the last few miles of the trip the most challenging. This has nothing to do with flying. It's about finding a ride into town after touchdown.
While the execs cruising in on corporate jets can usually count on a ride, there are others who would find rent-a-cars convenient.
"I think it would be an asset," stated Commissioner John Jones in response to just such a suggestion from Redtail Aviation owner Mark Francis. Francis had said there's a potential for getting a rental car company to serve the airport.
However, there is a complication that led to the second half of Jones's comment. "I'll check with the insurance company and get back to you," he added.
The rub was that car rental probably wouldn't be feasible unless the cars could somehow be covered under the county's insurance policy, Francis explained. The county would not be expected to pay extra, but the rates would be better.
The insurance would not be for the cars while they are in motion. That's covered by the policies of the car company and driver. The insurance is for the cars that would be parked out at the airport.
Commissioner Mike Milovich was doubtful that the cars could be tacked on to the county's insurance policy because the county wouldn't own them.