The Ann Arbor News first reported on the proposed runway expansion in February 2009.

Mr Sol Castell was the first person to question the justification behind the runway extension proposal.

Mrs Karen Healy pointed out the potential adverse effects on the rural appearance of the surrounding area.

Mr Bill Lovejoy recommends that healthy skeptism is in order.

Dr Barbara Perkins explains the history behind this proposal and why council members have always blocked this in the past.

Read about the recent emergency landing a small plane made at the Stonebridge subdivision on June 16, 2009.

This  New York Times article (August 2009) explores the “questionable economic merit” of recent allocations of federal money to small airport expansions.

This article (Sept 2009) exposes some of the dubious steps that  A2 airport management personnel took to get their ALP approved.  The comments posted in response to this article are particularly informative.

With 32K operations in the first 7 months of 2009 (down 20%), A2 airport (ARB) is following the downward trend of general aviation across the USA, as this important story in USA Today (Sept. 2009) underscores.  This article criticizes the Feds for funding unnecessary expansion at a time of declining usage, and reveals that the same fiscal irresponsibility that is happening here at ARB is part of a reckless national trend.  Members of Congress who initiated the legislation to start it, now believe it has gone too far.

This Heritage newspaper article published  December 31 in the Saline Reporter and the Ann Arbor Journal is a comprehensive look at both sides of the airport expansion issue.

The Ann Arbor City Council voted to remove funding for the airport expansion proposal from its Capital Improvement Fund, the Heritage Newspapers reported February 2, 2010.

Read more about the ongoing runway expansion debate in,  February 7, 2010.  Also in, May 13, 2010.

This excellent article about MDOT”s Environmental Assessment appeared in the April 2, 2010 edition of

Pittsfield Township and our grass roots petition to US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is covered by  on February 5, 2013.

Three articles in Ann Arbor News about ARB proposed expansion.  Article one  on Airport’s Aviation Center owner’s complaints,  11-22-22;    Article two on interview with airport neighbors, 12/15/22;   Article three  on proposed airport expansion with Pittsfield Supervisor Mandy Grewel, 12/12/22.

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