Lubbock City Council Welcomes Turo Car Share Service at Airport


LUBBOCK, TX — The Lubbock City Council approved a peer-to-peer vehicle-sharing company to operate at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. It was a unanimous vote this week.

The company, Turo, already operates in more than 100 airports, but is still engaged in a lawsuit with DFW International Airport to obtain a permit there. That airport has wanted them to set up a staffed counter, but Turo doesn't work that way. It's an app platform to share cars.

Traditional car rental corporations like Enterprise are opposed to the move. Ultimately, however, disallowing market innovators like Turo means less consumer choices for travel, said Turo spokeswoman Laura Martin in Dallas.

"It's similar to disruptor, Uber's battle years ago with Taxi companies at airports," said Martin."

Turo also has a permit with the Dallas Love Field Airport and Abilene's airport.

At Lubbock's airport, the Turo website shows that cars can be rented for as low as $44 per day. For a little more, Teslas are available. We saw a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette for $157 per day. Prices and availability changes by the minute. View the cars available in Lubbock.

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