On Monday, November 13, representatives of the New England Livery Association (NELA) met with Logan Airport management to address issues at the busy airport. According to NELA Executive Director Rick Szilagyi of Lexian Management, Logan Assistant Director of Ground Transportation continues to be an advocate for the luxury ground transportation industry and its clients. Items discussed included planning ahead for next summer’s tunnel closures, increasing the number of EV charging stations and levels at the Logan Livery Pool, spreading NELA communications through the pool to chauffeurs, and most importantly, the proposed improvement to livery positioning at the all-important Terminal C.
NELA President Brett Barenholtz of Above All/Boston Car/ETS/Maine Limousine Service and Szilagyi also brought attention to the fact that LAX has TNCs located offsite and how there are discussions about charging the public for curb access. The potential improvements for operators at Terminal C would be huge if they are approved. Over recent years, Logan has managed a half dozen reconstruction projects all at the same time.
In addition to the sit-down meeting on November 13, Logan management also drove the NELA representatives around the airport to demonstrate the newly opened ramps and several about to be opened. At 30,000 feet, these ramps will improve chauffeurs’ ability to move from one terminal to another and keep traffic exiting one terminal from intruding on that of another. Once all the improvements are open, the flow of traffic throughout Logan should improve greatly.
“We appreciate the continued open-door relationship we have with ground transportation management at Logan Airport,” says Szilagyi. “While our numbers are of course smaller than those of TNCs for example, there is recognition that our clients are paying us and the airlines for a premium service.”
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