Maryland Authorities Consider Airport

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Cecil County commissioners have voted to keep studying the possible construction of a relatively large county airport on land near I-95. The county has been given an FAA grant to study the feasibility of an airport and gauge public opinion. The commissioners are looking for an airport that can handle corporate jets. Raintree Airport, the existing private facility now serving the county, doesn't cater to bizjets but it is undergoing expansion. The commissioners insist their airport won't compete directly with the private airport. Consultants have now narrowed the search to two sites and will concentrate on picking the best one, if it's determined that an airport is needed or wanted. “We’re trying to get this down to one site, but there’s ample opportunity for this to not even happen,” consultant Mike Waibel said.