Friends Of KCI Launches New Revised Petition Drive (Updated 5/17)

You may recall, this is the group that started the petition drive in April to overturn the Council vote to amend the KCI master plan. It was ruled invalid by the city attorney due to the fact that the Council action was a “resolution” and not an...
So What Are Special Obligation Bonds And Why Should We Care?

So What Are Special Obligation Bonds And Why Should We Care?

There is an interesting article tonight dealing with a little talked about way of funding large projects without a vote of the people. This is important because there is increasing concern that the big stash of federal cash that new terminal proponents had paraded...
The Mayor’s KCI Advisory Group

The Mayor’s KCI Advisory Group

There are any number of stories out about the advisory group commissioned by Mayor James today. The Kansas City Business Journal, KMBC-TV and KCTV-5 are here for your convenience but suffice to say, they’re everywhere. Likewise there is a considerable amount of...
Star Confirms: Shiny New Terminals Do Not Attract Growth

Star Confirms: Shiny New Terminals Do Not Attract Growth

There is a very well-researched article in the Kansas City Star this morning that confirms what has been said here all along. Airlines look for profitable passengers, not shiny terminals. I admit, the first line had me thinking, “Here we go again.” But...
The Terminal B Crowding Issues Were Intentionally Created

The Terminal B Crowding Issues Were Intentionally Created

A comment posted this week reminded me of a question that I’ve been meaning to ask: I don’t understand why both Delta and Southwest, which together handle about 70% of KCI’s passenger traffic, are both crammed into Terminal B. If Delta moved to terminal C,...