They Look Good On Paper But Will They Fly At KCI?

They Look Good On Paper But Will They Fly At KCI?

The city now has the four proposals for a new single-terminal at Kansas City International Airport. Each submitting group has spent 6-digit amounts in time and materials (and in Burns and McDonnell’s case, considerable PR and advertising) preparing their cases....
KCI “Saved” For Now. What’s Next?

KCI “Saved” For Now. What’s Next?

The mayor’s surprise announcement this week that new terminal┬ádiscussions would be put on hold was a welcome one. It was clear that despite millions of dollars paid to a litany of consultants and tens of thousands in free promotion via the news media, the public...
Time Flies, But Ill-Conceived Terminal Proposals Do Not

Time Flies, But Ill-Conceived Terminal Proposals Do Not

(Originally published March 30, 2014) Today marks the one-year anniversary of starting this website. A year of my life that I will never get back, but one that has filled with new friends and has been rewarding, enlightening, at times frustrating and one for which I...
Another Reason Not To Be Like Indy

Another Reason Not To Be Like Indy

Readers will recall that the new 1.1 billion dollar terminal in Indianapolis was given as an example of what KC could hope for with a new single-terminal. Readers will also recall that we pointed out Indy’s new terminal┬ádid not deliver the hoped-for boost in air...
Star Editorial Continues Strategy of “Take My Word For It”

Star Editorial Continues Strategy of “Take My Word For It”

An editorial in today’s Star at least leaves the door open to alternatives to the single terminal KCI proposal but at the same time opens with the typical, fly-by lines that no one notices but they leave an subtle impression nonetheless. Building a modern, fully...

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