June 30, 2005
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking to expand U.S. Route 301 into a four-lane limited-access highway and create a bypass to State Route 1, but one of the five proposed routes would take the road across Runway 17/35 at Summit Airport in Middletown. AOPA Eastern Regional Representative Bill Leavens met with the airport manager and attended a public meeting with the DOT to discuss the highway plans. Summit, a privately owned, public-use airport, serves as a reliever for Philadelphia International Airport and is obligated to remain open because it has accepted state and federal funding. AOPA is reviewing the five proposed routes and will provide comments to the DOT. Members can read about the project and submit comments on the DOT's Web site.
June 30, 2005
Department of Transportation,
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.