WY's Regional Airports Face Maintenance Backlog

Cheyenne, WY – Regional airports across Wyoming are facing a backlog of critical maintenance projects because of a decline in federal funding.
The Wyoming Aeronautics Commission administrator Shelly Reams says the total needs for Wyoming's aeronautics system tops 200 (M) million dollars.
Reams says federal dollars are being shifted in favor of funding nationwide security efforts. What little money is going to airports is earmarked for the most immediate needs in states with
larger populations.
In addition, while the state receives less federal money for airport projects, the cost of completing projects is escalating.