Work Will Happen Quickly on Air Service Grants

Cheyenne, WY – New guidelines are in place for the state's $3 Million air service enhancement program. After the Business Council decided in February not to spend any of the fund, the legislature changed the program to require a local match and involved the State Aeronautics Commission. That Commission will review any applications that come in and make recommendations to the Business Council. Three communities are hoping for help in getting new air service this summer, so the Business Council's Patrick Pitet says everyone involved will need to work quickly. Pitet was expecting applications from Casper, Jackson, and Cody to come in this week. He has a May 1st target date for final decisions by the Business Council Board of Directors. But even with that compressed timeline, Pitet says there will be appropriate consideration given to the proposals.