greenair727 wrote:ncflyer wrote:It’s really a wonder to me why CLE doesn’t use every single communication to the public to remind them that a master facility plan is coming. I’m really glad they are doing it (finally!) with this news item— it should have been done in every single release about the $4 fee. The time to get public support behind an improved terminal is now.
Why do you place so much emphasis on the master plan? 1. It is required by FAA to complete---it doesn't mean the city will do ANYTHING in the plan except have it. Look how much has been done from the last master plan. 2. If its done in 2021-2022, that means implementation is 2022-2032 or so---but again NOTHING has to be done. So the master plan is meaningless for the current situation. If the city wanted to fix the issue, they could do so today; if they were genuine about the master plan, that means they would address the problem in 2024or 2025 which is wait too long to fix a very simple issue that very airport in the country has already done.
The last master plan was almost entirely based on CLE being a UA hub. Why would you expect anything from it to be implemented? It’s practically worthless now, and became worthless almost immediately after it was released when UA pulled the plug. A new plan, which will be geared toward CLE’s new emphasis on O&D traffic, can give the city proper guidance on what exactly needs to be built/fixed.