Thursday, June 25, 2009

Those Hard Working Stimulus Dollars

The village of Takotna is getting a new $21 million airport, which translates to almost $500,000 per person in the small Bush village about 300 miles west of Fairbanks.

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities received a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build the airport.

State officials aren’t thrilled about having to spend $21 million on an airport for a village of 46 people, but it’s not really an option, said Roger Maggard, DOT’s airport development manager.

How cool is that? The whole town is likely to not make $21 million in it's entire existence, but needs this airport -- Why exactly does atown of 46 people need a $21 million dollar airport again?

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