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Port Columbus wrestles industry, plans new terminal

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The Dispatch wrote Port Columbus wrestles with industry uncertainty, flight cutbacks as it plans new terminal in a decade
BY MARLA MATZER ROSE

It’s a tough time to be planning an airport expansion when your customers are struggling. Yet that’s what Port Columbus officials are doing.

Some of the preliminaries are under way. Dirt is being moved to redirect International Gateway, the road into the airport, and create a new jet taxiway. The taxiway project is being funded largely by about $8 million in federal money from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. Half the cost of the road project is being borne by the Ohio Department of Transportation, with the other half — about $20 million — coming from the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

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