A Lamers bus driving for Greyhound leaves the Wittman Regional Airport Terminal building on its way to Milwaukee. Wittman Regional Airport's terminal building has declined in usage in the 10 years since commercial passenger service ended. Now, the building needs a new roof and other costly repairs that have Winnebago County Board supervisors seeking information on a range of options from repairing the terminal building to demolishing it and building a new, smaller airport operations office.
The decade since Wittman Regional Airport saw its last passenger depart on a commercial flight has not been kind to its aging terminal building.
Deferred maintenance, six-figure heating bills and a terminal building deprived of its original purpose have led Winnebago County Board supervisors to question the building's future.
Normal airport terminal operations have shrunk as the list of items in need of replacement or repair have grown. ...