Idea could ease travel for northern Coloradans
July 31, 2010
LOVELAND, Colorado – Thousands of northern Coloradans fly through Denver International Airport each year.
But what if they could do some of the most time-consuming tasks, like parking and going through security screening, at the Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, then have a bus take them to the Denver airport, where they would be ready to board their flights?
Loveland Public Works director Keith Reester is exploring a program called Wingless Flight that would do just that. The Loveland Connection reports that Reester is discussing the concept with the Transportation Safety Administration, DIA, bus companies, airlines and the Colorado Division of Aeronautics.
The program also could allow passengers to check their baggage at the regional airport and have the bags transported securely to Denver.
“It’s really innovative and a pretty cool concept,” Reester said. “If we could pioneer it here, this type of service could be replicated throughout the United States.”
Reester said officials hope to have a plan ready in the next three to four months.
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“We’re at the stage where we’re developing the operational model and the business plan,” he said.
He didn’t discuss costs.
Information from: Loveland Connection, http://lovelandconnection.com/