FAA says 'no' to new Erie County airport

SANDUSKY Forget about it -- that proposal won't fly. Federal Aviation Administrationb
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Forget about it -- that proposal won't fly.

Federal Aviation Administrationbureaucrats meeting with Erie County's commissioners offered a blunt opinion Monday on whether Erie County qualifies for funding for a new airport.

"The answer is no, based on the circumstances we have today," said Matthew J. Thys, manager of the FAA's district office in Detroit.

Commissioners, who met with FAA officials at the county's downtown office building, made it clear they won't give up and will search for exceptions to the FAA rules and for help from Ohio politicians who might be more likely to see things Erie County's way.

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