Allegheny County Airport Authority Involved in Privatization Effort

The recent news that the Allegheny County Airport Authority is supporting privatization came as a bit of a surprise given the longstanding strenuous anti-privatization stance taken by the current and most recent Allegheny County Chief Executive.  But there it is–news that the Authority is engaging in a privatization effort but not of any operations at Pittsburgh International (PIT). The twist is that the Authority is part of a consortium that has placed a bid to take over the San Juan Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico.  While all the specifics of the request for bids and the bid submitted have not been divulged, the issue certainly raises many questions–and eyebrows.

 

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