https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3518196/2018-Blueprint.pdfEliminates funding for the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, which was originally conceived
of as a temporary program nearly 40 years ago to provide subsidized commercial air service
to rural airports. EAS flights are not full and have high subsidy costs per passenger. Several
EAS-eligible communities are relatively close to major airports, and communities that have
EAS could be served by other existing modes of transportation. This proposal would result in a
discretionary savings of $175 million from the 2017 annualized CR level.
Is your fair city on this list - Subsidized EAS Report for non-Alaska Communities - February 2017 (PDF) ?
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Subsidized EAS report for non-Alaska communities-Feb_1_2017.pdf
OR have you ever flew into one of these airports ?
Would you consider this as part of community identity & Economic Development ?