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Old 06-30-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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There will be a strong northern job center to accomodate these northern cities. Life style will greatly improve, small businesses will boom and real estate prices in the cities mentioned above to will be on the fast track of recovery as people will have a strong desire to live, play and work in Alpharetta, Duluth, Suwanee, Milton, and Johns Creek.
It would make absolutely no difference since the east west roads in the northern suburbs are such an incredible mess! It takes about the same time to drive from Alpharetta to either airport. Mapquest lists only a five minute difference. Considering the high rate of speed on GA 400(non-rush hour) and the slow traffic on Pleasant Hill/State Bridge or Abbotts Bridge the 400 might actually be quicker.

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Driving Directions from Alpharetta to Gwinnett Cnty-Arprt-Lzu

If local governments won't do the minimum road safety improvements like adequate street lights or center dividers,they certainly won't have an interest in an airport that will increase traffic on already overburdened roads.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Mr. Panda--a couple of points:

1. John Wayne Airport isn't privatized. It's owned by Orange County, California. Why exactly would privatizing Gwinnett County Airport magically make it a better place?

2. Most major metro areas who expanded from a second airport went from a smaller, domestic one to a larger, international one. Dallas expanded from Love Field to DFW, Chicago expanded from Midway to O'Hare, Houston expanded from Hobby to Intercontinental, DC expanded from National to Dulles, etc. To expand from the busiest airport on the planet to a smaller, regional one would be largely unprecedented.

3. A second commercial airport for the Atlanta metro has been looked into for years, but nothing has ever come of it, largely because nobody can agree on where to put it. And for good reason, too--who wants to live in the approach path of even a regional airport?

BTW, Middle Georgia Regional Airport--south of Macon--has very little commercial airline service (one airline, to be exact, and it ain't Delta or Airtran). I wonder what kind of opportunities that airport has, were it to receive a passenger terminal?
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: East Cobb
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From today's AJC, on potential sites for a second Atlanta airport. Cost, noise, airspace issues ground airport sites *| ajc.com
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, Georgia
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I have no doubt in mind that Gwinnett Airport Bricoe Field will win this over the 7 other sites

I am in full support of Bret Smith with Propeller Investments.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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From today's AJC, on potential sites for a second Atlanta airport. Cost, noise, airspace issues ground airport sites *| ajc.com

I read this earlier today.


In my opinion (and it wasn't one of the seven finalists), I think the Newnan-Coweta Airport is the best location for a second airport.

I can explain my reasoning on another post.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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please start a post on your reasoning why the Newnan airport is the best local
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