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MSP Long-Term Comprehensive Plan May be an Attempted End Run

Oberstar waiting for green light as U conference urges reform of nation's obsolete transportation system

SMAAC Opens On-line Complaint Service for Residents, Travelers

Watchdog Group President Comments on MSP Runway Closure

A Peculiar Response By City Staff As seen in Southside Pride July 2009

Watchdog Group Wants Attention To Pending MSP Runway Closure

Open Letter to the United States Congress Regarding FAA Oversight and Funding
March 16, 2009

Delta Wins Battle to Abandon NWA Headquarters,
Loosens MAC's Grip on Future Jobs

February 10, 2009

MAC Stiffens Back, Delays Vote on Delta Pact
By Jim Spensley and Dick Saunders
January 7, 2009

Statement to the Metropolitan Airports Commission
6 January 2009

SMAAC Forum to Hear Public Concerns about MSP - November 26, 2008 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - November 13, 2008 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The SMAAC Board of Directors today released a statement about testimony at the House Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs Committee Hearing on the Delta/NWA merger.

SMAAC TO STAGE 40th ANNIVERSARY PARTY AUG. 20

21 June 2008
Local Watchdog Group:
FAA Budget Stalemate Threatens MSP

SMAAC is investigating how Northwest Airlines' announced flight and capacity reductions will impact rates and schedules at MSP, physically the smallest airport supporting a major hub. We suspect that peak-hour rates will be increased and peak-hours extended. A merger with Delta is likely to add traffic during busy periods and further decrease safety or increase delays or both if the hub remains here.

Since 2000, the MSP Air Traffic Control Tower has allowed higher rates here and at Chicago O'Hare than at other hubs. Some delays are the result of maintaining safe aircraft separations and closing rates around MSP, but various changes, such as dispersed departures, increase noise and pollution. Fewer Planes

House Commerce Committee Hearings on the NWA/Delta merger April 29, 2008
Remarks by James R. Spensley

 


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