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Burlington Airport Announces Plans to Add Parking

first_img$45 million project would add two floors and 1,400 spaces without taxpayer costAt a press conference on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, Brian Searles, Director of Aviation at Burlington International Airport, unveiled plans for a major expansion to the airport s parking facilities. The need for additional parking at the airport has become acute, said Searles. Enplanements for Calendar Year 2008 were up 7.3% over 2007. In 2008, the existing garage was filled to capacity at least once nearly every day from February through October. Searles added that when the primary lot is full, vehicles must be moved to the Park & Shuttle location, or even to off-site temporary lots. The result is inconvenience to customers and lost revenue.To be completed in phases, the new project would ultimately add two floors and 1,400 parking spaces. The addition will also incorporate a variety of creative energy-efficiency features. The phases are scalable, depending on economic conditions. The full build-out cost for the project is estimated to be $45 million. To pay for the construction, the airport is asking Burlington to seek voter approval in March for a Revenue Supported General Obligation Bond.Searles added, It is critical to understand that this project will not result in any increase in Burlington area residents taxes. I can t stress that strongly enough. The project will produce sufficient revenue increase to repay the bond without raising taxes. Searles also noted that voter approval does not commit the city to actual sale of the bonds, nor to spending at any particular level.Source: Burlington International Airportlast_img read more

Wembley ‘best place’ for football, says Pochettino

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham are playing at Wembley while they wait for their new stadium to be completed © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 7 – Mauricio Pochettino says Wembley is the “best place in the world” to play football despite the frustrations of Tottenham’s long wait to move into their new stadium.Spurs full-back Danny Rose this week voiced his frustration at the club’s extended tenure at the national stadium and many Tottenham fans seem to agree, with just over 33,000, rather than the permitted capacity 51,000, turning up to watch the midweek win over Southampton. But Pochettino, who played at the old Wembley for Argentina in 2000, has launched a passionate defence of the club’s temporary home.“If you ask me, I am so, so happy to play at Wembley,” he said. “I was born in Argentina. When I heard about England for the first time it was with all the problems in the Falklands.“Then when I arrived in Europe, when I played in the World Cup against England, when we arrived in Southampton six years ago, of course I changed completely my mind in the way I saw and now see this country.”Pochettino, whose side are third in the Premier League, said it was always a dream to play at Wembley.“We say ‘one game more, how lucky we are’,” he said. “For me, it’s the best place in the world to play football.“Of course after we’ll share that with our new stadium — they’re going to be the two best places to play, our new stadium White Hart Lane, and Wembley.”Kieran Trippier will miss Saturday’s trip to Leicester after aggravating a groin problem that forced him off against Southampton.The England full-back suffered the injury during the World Cup semi-final but still played in the third-fourth place play-off a few days later.Pochettino will take no such risks, saying: “For me a player that asked to come off the pitch, it’s common sense that after three days it’s impossible to play because, if not, there’s something wrong in that situation.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more