The Airport Authority would cover the cost of the planned renovation with long-term revenue bonds, paid back through operational revenue from the airport and a federal passenger facility charge.
Getting big things done requires separating the needs from the wants, distinguishing the real priorities from wish lists of some unelected airport executives who are solely focused on their local desires — not the larger picture of the needs of the country. Lawmakers should focus on real infrastructure needs, such as roads, bridges and rail.
In a May 10 letter to Democratic leaders on the House Transportation Committee and Senate Commerce Committee, National Consumers League VP-public policy, telecommunications and fraud John Breyault cited the record $30 billion of revenue collected by US airports in 2017, as well as the $165 billion in infrastructure projects that have been funded since 2009
With annual passenger growth of 7% to 25% over the last four years, Appleton International Airport (ATW) knew it was time to renovate. After sustained growth over several years, the renovation coincided with a 25% annual increase of passengers in 2018. “Since we were experiencing such growth, one of our biggest challenges was keeping queuing
Now preparing for takeoff: the Eppley Airfield of the future. The Omaha Airport Authority is preparing to move forward with a full reconstruction of the Eppley Airfield terminal, in the process reshaping the way the airport looks and operates. Within five years, the potential $500 million rebuild would modernize Eppley with more than a new
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) has announced that two airports in our area as well as three others in the state will get $20.8 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. Franklin Field in Union Springs is scheduled to receive $3,866,048 for construction of a runway. Vaiden Field in Marion will get $2,262,634 for the
The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will use a $10 million federal grant to help fund the second phase of the renovation project underway at the facility, located in Lansing. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) airport-improvement program (AIP) allocated the funding, the office of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles