PDX Airport debuts new rental car cleaning facility, gas station


The next time you pick up a rental car at Portland International Airport, it'll be shiny, clean and fueled up thanks to the new "Quick Turnaround" facility.

It's not open to the public, but rather for rental car companies to prep cars between customers. They say up to 430 cars can be washed, vacuumed and gassed-up per hour.

Technically it's now the largest covered gas station in Oregon. The new building is on your left when you leave the terminal or parking area.

"When customers get off a plane and they're renting a car they want to get in their car and they want to go. The bussing experience just isn't as good as being able to walk and get in your car and go right away," Paul Decloux with Entertprise Holdings said.

The project is the first part of what the port calls "PDX Next," a series of big construction projects that'll help the airport keep up with the times and growing demand.

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