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Upgrade the airport

7:23 PM, Mar. 4, 2013  |  Comments
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Austin Straubel International Airport could become a U.S. Custom and Border Protection Federal Inspection Station. This would be a big step as it would attract more airline service and be a boost for the Brown County economy.

The economic impact became evident with the recent arrival of the Russian AN124 cargo plane delivery of a product for Marinette Marine. The crew of 23 spent the night in Green Bay. The plane fueled with 450,000 gallons of jet fuel. Jet fuel prices are listed on the Internet at $4.85 per gallon. This would be a sale of $218,250.

There are federal funds available to establish Austin Straubel as a federal inspection station. To get these funds assigned, Congressman Reid Ribble needs letters of support from voters in his district. Please write a short letter asking for the funding so Austin Straubel will become a federal inspection station airport. The designation would also work well with imports that arrive by foreign shippers into the port of Green Bay.

Write Congressman Ribble at 1513 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515. Your letter can help build the economy in our area.

Vern Krawczyk

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