Intra-State Air Travel In the 'Brainstorming' Phase

Cheyenne, WY – There may be a day when traveling from Gillette to Rock Springs won't require a car. The Aeronautics Division's Shelly Reams says her department has been examining the feasibility of city-to-city air travel. She told a joint transportation committee that a 19-seat twin-engine aircraft that travels between five Wyoming cities would be the most cost effect approach. But she says the state would have to subsidize the venture because a private company wouldn't shoulder the risk. Reams says intra-state air travel would be an economic boon.

Reams says the plan is only in a brainstorming phase. She says states like Oklahoma, Florida and North Dakota have considered similar plans, but not to the same depth as Wyoming.