AAAE: US House Democrats outline USD1 trillion infrastructure plan with emphasis on airports

    American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) confirmed (09-Feb-2018) US House Democrats unveiled an outline for a USD1 trillion infrastructure plan calling for increasing public investment in airports. A two page summary of the House Democratic plan indicates the package will “increase public investment in our airports and aviation system so Americans arrive at their final destination safely and on time, and with more money in their pockets”. It also points out that US airports have approximately USD100 billion in infrastructure needs over the next five years. AAAE noted the summary does not however mention how much of the proposed USD1 trillion in “federal investment” would go to airports or indicate whether the plan would allow airports to generate more revenue themselves by adjusting the federal cap on passenger facility charges. [more – original PR]