Sacramento Airport Construction Moves Ahead Despite Recession
Steve Shadley, Capital Public Radio
Sacramento International Airport Director Hardy Acree says the bond market is in a slump but the terminal project should be fine if the economy starts to improve by mid year.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The “Big Build” is hitting full throttle…that’s new terminal under construction at the Sacramento International Airport.
When its done in three years, the facility will replace terminal “B”—that in airport terms--is considered an “antique” because it opened more than 40 years ago.
The new building will create more room for airplanes, an on-site hotel and even offer tram service to move passengers around the airport.
But, the terminal’s 1.3 billion dollar price tag has some people wondering if the project can get done on time during the recession.
I asked airport director Hardy Acree that question…while we’re standing in his airport office looking out a window at construction work below…
Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley interviews Hardy Acree (interview time runs 4 minutes 33 seconds)
Hardy Acree is Director of the Sacramento County Airport System.
You can monitor airport construction at the “Big Build” website…there’s a link at capradio.org.