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Mesa Has To Keep Federal Funding

Posted July 6, 2004 at 10:46 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO --- Last week the U.S. Department if Transportation reversed its initial plans to stop government funding to Mesa airlines at the Jonesboro Municipal airport. Now that the airline and city have gotten over that hurdle they must to find a way to keep to keep the federal money.

The Department of Transportation gives Mesa money to help subsidize it's business in Jonesboro. The agency upgrades its guidelines every year. If the agency changes those guidelines to reflect a change in minimum boarding numbers the airline could lose some of it's funding.

A meeting was held at the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce Tuesday afternoon where city leaders discussed ways to make Jonesboro's commuter service more attractive.   The meeting was a joint session of the Chamber's aviation committee and members of the airport commission. This was the city's way of being proactive just in case the government changes it's guidelines for funding.

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