Airport Committee: No general funds will go toward KCI terminal project

Marc LaVoie
December 07, 2018 - 5:25 am

Kansas City's Airport Committee has tackled one lingering issue by ensuring in writing that no taxpayer money would be used to fund the new single terminal at KCI.

The committee promised from the outset that the project would be funded primarily by the aviation department and airlines, through the fees they charges their passengers.

"We had a brief discussion about ensuring that a committee substitute will come forward that has some language, of course, that no general obligation funds come from the city," said Jermaine Reed, councilman.

The Airport Committe plans to review design plans next week. Airline officials still need to find a way to split costs for a $20 million baggage handling system.

"We want to be sure that we hear from the airlines as well before we take a final vote," Reed said.

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