MUST READ!!! SINGLE-TERMINAL SCHEME CONTINUES!!! IS THE KANSAS CITY AVIATION DEPARTMENT BLOWING UP COSTS?!?!
We're bursting with news right now but this item seems exceptionally noteworthy . . .
Is The Aviation Department Inflating Repair Estimates For KCI?
"The Aviation Department once claimed that the cost of repairing KCI’s existing terminals would be around $600 million. However, as of a presentation on September 10th, the Aviation Department now claims the cost will be between $645 million and $785 million. A cursory inspection of these estimates prompts many questions, as the itemized repair costs are much larger than those for identical or similar items in the new terminal plan’s budget."
The implication here is that City Hall is blowing up this bill to make the single-terminal scheme more attractive . . . Critics of this plan make an EXCELLENT ARGUMENT when they note that costs for the new project upon further study have remained exceptionally steady @ $1.2 BILLION . . . And so Kansas City is either playing games with their estimates OR City Hall is extremely lucky that the bill for fixing the airport is purportedly growing closer to the cost of building a new one . . . Which doesn't sound like a convenient talking point whatsoever.
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