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Airport Expansion: Partnership Provides Testimony

Annapolis, Maryland – (July 18, 2018) – Maryland officials on Thursday approved a $60 million renovation and expansion project at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport over the objections of Comptroller Peter Franchot and residents who live near the airport.

The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 to fund the project — which airport officials say is needed to fix aging infrastructure...

With Thursday’s vote, the Maryland Aviation Administration said it plans to solicit bids for the project and award the job by December. The expedited procurement process would allow construction to break ground in January and finish by July 2020.

Smith said the expedited schedule is needed to retain Southwest at the airport.

Testimony in support of the Expansion begins at 55:23