Air Service Bill Progresses in House
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 6, 2018
A bill that seeks to preserve and enhance commercial air service in Wyoming has advanced on the state House floor.
Under the bill, a special council would be created for one year to solicit bids from airlines and negotiate a $15 million, 10-year contract to provide daily flights to a major airport hub from Wyoming communities that join.
Wyoming Department of Transportation Director Bill Panos told Park County officials earlier this year that the plan would serve as a safety net for the state’s air service program, which is important to the state’s economy.
The House gave initial approval to Senate File 40 on Monday after debating it for about 55 minutes. The bill must pass two more floor votes in the House.
Opponents questioned the cost of the proposal and whether it would succeed.