As Kansas floats idea for airport, KCI may suddenly move up on Kansas City’s agenda

Kansas City Councilwoman Jolie Justus called Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s pursuit of an airport in Johnson County a “far-off dream,” but not far off enough to keep the city from reviving talks about revamping Kansas City International Airport.

Justus, chairwoman of the city’s Aviation Committee, said at a Monday press conference that a public discussion of KCI’s future would pick up steam after an April 4 bond election. The press conference was called a day after it was confirmed that Brownback and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer are exploring the idea of a large-scale passenger airport in Johnson County.

Brownback’s office didn’t release any more details on Monday about the Johnson County airport plan. But the confirmation that he was thinking about it was enough to get Kansas City officials talking about KCI again.

Justus said the earliest that voters could weigh in on a new terminal is November.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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