2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1527 times:
With easy trasportation to/from Chicago (Loop), GYY could attract more airtraffic, but IMHO it's more likely GYY will become something like SWF, HPN and ISP in the NYC metro area and not another MDW.
Anyhow, It's a good measure to insure some cash for GYY improvements.
Better be GYY called "The Chicago 3rd Airport" than MKE or RFD.
HPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3881 posts, RR: 8 Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1445 times:
That's strange...then does Milwaukee just not count? When I was in the area I got the impression that the line between was just south of Kenosha....everything to the north was considered Milwaukee metro, to the south was Chicago.
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4920 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1437 times:
As much as I support the expansion of ORD, there will come a point in time when both ORD and MDW are maxed out in terms of capacity.
Rather than spend possible billions for Peotone, which has no rail service and is a difficult drive from the western suburbs, I would put money into GYY.
There is a commuter rail line from the Chicago Loop that stops close to the airport. Road access is fairly good. And there is some room for expansion, including runways.
Even though MKE is used by a lot of people who live in the northern suburbs, it just isn't practical for a third airport for people who live or work in Chicago, as well as the western and southern suburbs. GYY is a much better alternative.