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FAA Approves Major Expansion Of O'hare  
User currently offlineAv8rboie From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 12 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

The FAA annonced today that it has approve a plan to expand O'hare Airport. It's a 448 acre expanstion that includes the destruction of over 400 homes, and 200 businesses. Pretty interesting.

Associated Press Article

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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

About damn time.

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User currently offlineGlareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1305 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2940 times:

Quoting Av8rboie (Thread starter):
The FAA annonced today that it has approve a plan to expand O'hare Airport.

Up to being the largest airport in all discipline (again). At least, that's what I would expect for 15 Billion dollar.....

Good for O'hare, one of the most pleasant major airports in the world.  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6485 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

They didn't waste any time getting to work:




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User currently offlineAv8rboie From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

I think it's a good idea also. I do however, have one issue with the project. It's been hinted that Mayor Daley used federal airport improvement funds earmarked for the expansion of O'hare for his midnight, illegal destruction of Meigs Field.

As a private pilot, I found that particular action to be a tad underhanded. Especially if it is in fact found that he used those funds earmarked for O'hare for the destruction.

That being said. It's nice to see progress being made.


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2788 times:

Quoting N328KF (Reply 3):
They didn't waste any time getting to work:

Actually you're right. Construction crews are already digging up ground for the new 9L/27R.


User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

And a federal judge in Washington has issue a temporary restraining order, halting all construction work. The plaintiffs in the matter are the Villages of Bensenville and Elk Grove Village and a religious rights group, concerned that moving an old cemetary is a violation of the 1st Amendment.

The mayors of Bensenville and Elk Grove are pains in the ass. They are holding the entire U.S. air system hostage for their own egos, i.e., standing up to Mayor Daley.


User currently offlineJohnberg From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

Trust me whatever Mayor Daley wants Mayor Daley gets. He closed down Meigs Field, under his own power and only got a slap on the wrist. Also, their is the matter of eminent domain. As long as the government gives people fair value for their property, nothing wrong is going to happen. The issue of the cemetary is really the only concern. Trust me this will happen Elk Grove and Bensenville have no chance of winning.

User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

Johnberg:

Bensenville has been buying houses in the area and intends to drag out the emminant domain process. Remember that Bensenville is in DuPage County, and all the judges in DuPage are Republican.

The Village actually got a court order barring the City from discussing the purchase of houses with owners, although I think that order was tied to the FAA approval.

Eventually, the City will win, but the City has the new runway scheduled to open in late '07 or early '08. Between suing the FAA and stalling the eminant domain cases, this could several years to the process.

What gripes me is that I can drive to ORD in 25 to 45 minutes, depending on traffic. Peotone is 90 minutes with no traffic, and well over 2 hours in rush hour.


User currently offlineIRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

That took a while. Hopefully it gets finished with the minimum amount of hand-wringing and feet dragging.

-IR


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2516 times:

Does anyone have any layout prints of what it should look like once everything is completed? I am curious to know.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

And hours later, it is quickly halted by an Appeals Court . . .

Read it here:


http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2005-09-30-ohare-expansion_x.htm


User currently offlineORD Boy 2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 287 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Im sick of Rep. Jackson, Mayor Gelis, Village President Johnson and all of thes SOC cronies. GET OVER IT YOU LOST!!!! Stop trying to hurt the metro Chicago region for there own personal gain! Geils and Johnson are the last stalwarts this anti expansion movement and need to realize they have lost.

User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2388 times:
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It's great that they finally got the go-ahead to expand one of the world's most chaotic airports. It is also very smart, IMHO, that they chose a layout similar to DFW so more planes could come and go on time. However, they need to find a way to get around the cemetery and let the deceased R.I.P. My home airport of SDF has an old Indian burial ground smack dab in the middle of UPS property. When construction crews found the remains of deceased Indians, they simply left it alone and built around it. It is not a very big site, mybe half an acre at most, so it doesn't compare to a cemetery with 1300 graves. But it is still not very respectable to dig them all up and relocate them. If the cemetery is in the way, then they need to expand in a different direction, simply put.


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User currently offlineMidway2AirTran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

This is actually one case where I hope Daley will step over barriers to get the job done more quickly. I'm not sure if any comprimise can be done not to move the graves, but that does not change the need for this project to get going. Knowing Daley, I'm guessing is that the construction might still be going on despite the appeal, can anyone confirm?

Quoting 767-332ER (Reply 10):
Does anyone have any layout prints of what it should look like once everything is completed?

Check this out, it has a PDF with some of the planned changes.
http://egov.cityofchicago.org/city/w...on+Program&entityNameEnumValue=130

Quoting Johnberg (Reply 7):
matter of eminent domain.

I was trying to find a source. But I read of a recent case where the Supreme Court granting more power to the goverment for use of Eminant Domain, including land for private companies. Odds are, the appeal might not stick for long.



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4106 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

I hate politics...always getting in the way of the advancement of our world...

User currently offlineBomber996 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Why do they want to eventually close 14L-32R and 14R-32L? Wouldn't this reduce capacity? Keeping these runways could allow for another arrival stream. Or am I wrong? Overall, however, I think its a smart advancement.

Peace  box 



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User currently offlineIslipWN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Wait, how do they make people and businesses move?

User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4106 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

They buy the land or get a court order to evict whoever lives/operates there.

User currently offlineSLUAviator From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Check out www.bigairport.com. It has all kinds of info on the current ORD plus a link to the expansion page.


What do I know? I just fly 'em.......
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3105 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

Courtesy: WLS-TV

O'Hare Expansion OK'd, Then Halted

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=3492127

Video Report:

OK%27d%2C%20then%20halted&vt1=v&at1=News&d1=201000&LaunchPageAdTag=News&fvCatNo=&backgroundImageURL=&activePane=info&playerVersion=1&rnd=39299852" target=_blank>http://ww2.abc7chicago.com/global/vi...=info&playerVersion=1&rnd=39299852


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