Measure by Pryor Could Benefit Jonesboro Airport - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Washington

Measure by Pryor Could Benefit Jonesboro Airport

WASHINGTON - The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee today accepted two measures introduced by Senator Mark Pryor that would benefit air service in Arkansas as part of The Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2007.  The bill must now be approved by the full Senate.

During committee negotiation of the FAA legislation, Pryor's amendment was accepted to quell a plan to close the air traffic control tower in Little Rock and consolidate its services in Memphis until further studied. 

Pryor also attached a measure to strengthen the Essential Air Service (EAS) program that benefits rural airports, including Jonesboro's.  To encourage air carriers to provide service in about 125 small, rural communities, the federal government provides a subsidy.  The air carrier receives its full subsidy even if the plane is not full of passengers.  Pryor's measure requires air carriers who bid for EAS contracts with the FAA to submit a marketing plan on how it plans to attract customers.  The Senator believes this approach will increase passenger boarding and make the EAS program more successful.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

    Bryant gallops home, Cubs rally in 8th, edge Cardinals 3-2

    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:09 AM EDT2017-07-23 14:09:19 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday in the ever-tightening NL...

    Kris Bryant galloped home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday in the ever-tightening NL...

  • ASP: One dead, two injured in crash

    ASP: One dead, two injured in crash

    Sunday, July 23 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-07-23 13:53:01 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-07-23 14:07:16 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A White County woman was killed and two others were injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident, according to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police.

    A White County woman was killed and two others were injured Saturday night in a two-vehicle accident, according to a preliminary fatality report from the Arkansas State Police.

  • Jonesboro fire crews battle blaze downtown

    Jonesboro fire crews battle blaze downtown

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-23 01:17:09 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:57 AM EDT2017-07-23 12:57:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Fire Chief, Kevin Miller, said at the scene there were no reported injuries. 

    Fire Chief, Kevin Miller, said at the scene there were no reported injuries. 

Powered by Frankly