A tropical storm was a reminder that in a showdown between climate change and Tweed airport, climate change could win.
Deal between the city and Tweed includes a longer runway, new terminal, and keeping “New Haven” in the airport’s name.
The $70 million privately funded expansion will include a new four-gate, 74,000 square-foot terminal and daily service from a new airline.
An appeals court ruled Tuesday that Tweed has standing to sue the state and that the Federal Aviation Act (FAAct) takes precedence over any state laws that impact the safety of airplanes flying into or out of Tweed.
Tweed Airport in New Haven is built on salt marsh and has flooded for years, but that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from considering a bill to expand and lengthen its runways.
WASHINGTON – Despite tight budgets and Congressional gridlock, Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, other Connecticut municipalities and the state continue to hire Washington lobbyists to seek federal dollars, keep them informed about national issues and help the state’s congressional delegation address their needs.