Airport Authority opts out of plan to pool operations
By George Miller
June 10, 2002
The Erie Municipal Airport Authority has at least temporarily grounded plans that call for it and two other local transportation authorities to consider combining some operations to save money.
The airport authority, the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority and the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA) had helped hire The Hill Group of Pittsburgh, a consultant, to conduct a $50,000 study of the feasibility of consolidating or coordinating some of their respective operations.
The firm concluded the savings could range from $126,237 to $471,806 annually, depending on the extent of consolidation.