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Control of Lambert St. Louis airport would be transferred to a regional board under a Senate bill

March 14, 2001
By: Cara Karunaratne
State Capital Bureau

The city of St. Louis would lose control over Lambert Airport if the Senate passes a bill transferring power to a regional board.

Cara Karunaratne has more from Jefferson City.

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The bill creates a regional board to govern all airports in the St. Louis region...in an effort to give the whole region a voice in airport decisions.

Senator Chuck Gross, D-St. Louis, says this bill is not trying to interfere with the T-W-A and American Airlines merger.

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Contents: Senator Gross says he's happy the TWA/American Airlines merger appears to be settled, and that this bill is not trying to interfere with that.

This is not the first time the Senate has tried to pass legislation to create a regional board.

Gross says the language in his bill is different, and hopes there is enough support for it to pass this year.

From Jefferson City, Cara Karunaratne, KMOX News.


Control over Lambert Aiport would change hands from the city of St. Louis to a regional board under a plan in Missouri's Senate.

Cara Karunaratne has more from Jefferson City.

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A Senate bill would create a regional board to govern all airports in the St. Louis area...which would give the whole region a voice in airport decisions.

St. Louis Senator Chuck Gross says the language in this year's bill sets it apart from a similar bill that did not pass last year.

He says he hopes there is enough support in the Senate this year to pass the bill.

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Contents: Senator Gross says he thinks it has enough support in a straight up or down vote, but he's not sure if he's got a vehicle to pass it on.

Gross says this legislation is not trying to interfere in any way with the T-W-A and American Airlines merger.

From Jefferson City, Cara Karunaratne, KMOX News.