Kansas City residents get their say on proposed new airport terminal

6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Friday, November 03 2017 Nov 3, 2017 Friday, November 03, 2017 1:35:00 PM CDT November 03, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A fight over the fate of Kansas City International Airport will come in for a landing next week when voter decide whether to approve a nearly $1 billion project to build a new airport terminal.

The question is on the ballot for Tuesday's citywide vote in Kansas City, Missouri.

The plan calls for replacing the 45-year-old airport's three horseshoe-shaped terminals with a single terminal. Mayor Sly James and other supporters say the makeover will help boost Kansas City's economy, attract new businesses, provide jobs and increase security.

They also promise no taxpayer money will be used, which opponents don't believe.

Opponents say improvements could be achieved at a much lower cost by remodeling the current terminals. They also say a single terminal would be less safe and less convenient for travelers.

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