This site was started because I was concerned that a 1.2 billion dollar airport proposal was being rammed through without input from the users and citizen stakeholders of Kansas City. Additionally, what I had seen of the proposal in the media struck me as ill-advised, misguided and a poor use of funds regardless of where they came from and especially if local wallets were involved.
What I heard and saw of the official city action last week seems to support this concern. Thus, this site exists to promote the conversation that otherwise does not seem to have a platform.
I am also grateful for the tone of the conversation. With 155 comments already, only one has needed any moderation and that was minor.
I especially appreciate the participation of “Brian”. He is one of the very few proponents of the proposal here so his perspective is valuable to an honest discussion. And with nearly 40 comments posted in just the last few days, if he’s not already on Global Prairie’s payroll, he should be.
Again, thanks to all for participating and for caring about our great city. I hope that together, we can come up with a proposal for the future of KCI that makes better sense for everyone.
I am off to create a G+ page for this site.
Since G+ is about interests and not so much about family and friends, it is my greatest hope to bring many more people to this worthy website.
Kudos to the site owner.
Though our chances are slim due to the TSA, it is MUCH appreciated.
Of course, despite what they tell us; this is all about ‘people control’.
The TSA hates the lack of simple/total control and that is the main issue.
Your convenience has obviously been their last concern since their inception.
As to the now 2 billion dollar estimate, that is due to the 100 year old, privately owned Federal Reserve having devalued our dollar by 96.4% since they were put in place to ‘protect the economy’.
My late Father was one of the Superintendent’s when the original construction was underway so it has a special place in my opinion just due to that.
Voted ‘one of the most user friendly airports in the world’ which allowed the silly TSA to swiftly flag it for demolition.
I travel a lot for business and have traveled through or out of every major airport in the US…NO airport I know of can match KCI. 1 billion dollars for an airport Kansas City? An airport we don’t need? How about making this kind of commitment to getting the KS, MO school system accredited instead?
Exactly! Over a billion dollars to turn it into fancy looking cattle chute.
We could home school our kids and save the >Billion dollars, entirely. ijs
seems to me a simple modification ( if truly needed) at 1/10th of this cost is in order here ! having flown in/out twice last month, being a resident, I love having my car at the convenient ( 20 stepsto curb) baggage pickup, when ( and sometimes before) the baggage arrives – This is A GREAT facility please modify do not destroy –
No, I am not on Global Prairie or Russ Johnson’s payroll. I am an aviation enthusiast trying to educate folks on the potential benefits of a new terminal. However, much like everyone on here we need to be smart about this effort and the financing component so that the city doesn’t shoulder any of the burden if we shortfall on revenue.
As a 45 year aviation enthusiast myself, have no idea why you would be in favor of changing it, Brian.
During peak hours, no cessna pilot in his right mind would want to fly into MCI airspace to begin with.
The concept of changing the entire airport has always been about ‘people control’. Anything else is misdirectional tactics.