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Schumer Calls For Airport Waiver

Senator Hopes To Maintain $1.9 Million In Funding

January 24, 2014

Sen. Charles Schumer visited the Chautauqua County Airport in Jamestown this morning to call on the federal Department of Transportation to grant the airport a one-year waiver to maintain its $1....

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Jan-25-14 9:34 AM

Schumer is a pharse. Does nothing for the benefit of the real people. He really needs to move to Russia. would fit in better. I always fly out of Erie. Easy to get to and cheaper than flying out of Jamestown. I hate changing planes.

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Jan-24-14 10:56 PM

The $520 federal subsidy doesn't include the County local share. It costs another $125 from our dollars. Tell chuck he can pay for it out of his pocket.

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Jan-24-14 7:07 PM

I'd be interested to see statistics on WHO used the airport and whether it was predominately the wealthy going on vacations or business executives checking on their companies in the area.

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Jan-24-14 5:25 PM

Infrastructure has been in place for decades, and we all can see how well THAT has brought jobs to Jamestown.

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Jan-24-14 5:06 PM

Political spin. An airport is not a deciding factor on whether a business wants to locate in Jamestown, especially in the 21st century. Good grief.

This classic "pork barrel politics".

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Jan-24-14 4:49 PM

shut it down, dont waste any more tax payer money. it's a joke.

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Jan-24-14 4:30 PM

IThink isn't thinking! You can't expect any progress toward economic growth/outside investment in the community unless there is infrastructure in place--and that includes access to air transportation. That support is what governments are for.

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Jan-24-14 4:01 PM

Back in the 80's our airport saw 4000 passengers per month and it was a great plus for those (like me) who traveled a lot. Sam Arcadipane our new airports manager is a go getter and is working hard to once again make our airport an asset to the community. Give him some time and support to make it happen. While you may chose not to believe it viable air service is important to future growth.

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Jan-24-14 3:05 PM

It's the cost of doing business. If there can be any expectation of economic growth, let alone stability, it is vital that we have air service here. When you break it down to a per-person cost you diminish it's true value to this community. Bravo Sen. Schumer, you're the first senator from down state that has paid any attention to the needs of Chautauqua County...and I'm Republican.

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Jan-24-14 2:40 PM

$1.9 million, 9.96 passengers a day...

Taxpayers got reamed for about $520.00 per passenger to keep the airport open.

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