State, business happy about airport
STATE, BUSINESS HAPPY ABOUT AIRPORT
By Tommy Gardner | 08/07/14
Public-private partnership pays dividends
The reopening of the Morrisville-Stowe airport is being touted as a public-private partnership, but it’s also personal — a story of a kid who wanted to fly and his family who thought he just might be on to something.
“This is an example of where we got it right in a public-private relationship,” Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said at Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Federal aviation money covered 90 percent of $4.4 million in recent upgrades at the airport, including a completely reconstructed 3,700-foot runway, new taxiways and a new approach lighting system.