The study also will:
- Evaluate current funding levels for airport preservation and safety projects
- Assess short-term and long-term airport improvement needs
- Determine consequences of doing nothing in terms of economic and aviation system impacts
- Discuss funding options to address airport investment needs
“At the end of the day,” Atkins added, “this study should tell us what projects are needed at our state’s airports, determine how much they will cost and identify some practical ways to fund them.”
The airport investment study will kick off this spring with stakeholder meetings and conclude with the publication of a comprehensive report in time for the 2014 legislative session.