Public hearing held about future of KCI - KCTV5

Public hearing held about future of KCI

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Kansas Citians got a chance to make their opinions heard about the future of the Kansas City International Airport.

This comes after the first attempt at a public meeting a couple of weeks ago was canceled because of a bomb threat at City Hall.

Tuesday morning's meeting went as scheduled.

Two minutes were offered to each person to get their feedback on the $1.2 billion single-terminal plan.

It ended up bringing up more questions but not much negative feedback.

"We've just announced we are going to bring 14 championships from the NCAA to Kansas City in the next four years. The first impression of our city is going to be that airport," MIAA commissioner Bob Boerigter said. "I would encourage you to continue to move forward with your plans. Progress, I understand, is sometimes painful and costly, but I'm sure we would be good stewards and we will be progressive."

Many believe the single terminal will provide more efficient check-ins for travelers. They also say it would provide a more centralized security screening.

The airport advisory group expects to make a recommendation in April.

The City Council has to approve all new plans.

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