March 30, 2006

30,000 Visitors

That's right, we just passed 30,000 visitors on the blog!!! Considering we started this in September, that's alot of traffic. I know many blogs people may disagree with and I, in turn, may disagree with many of the comments. The only way we are ever going to make an educated decision on this airport is through dialogue like this..

3 comments:

telecon said...

I am a consultant and fly somewhere perhaps 30 plus weeks a year. Yesterday I flew to NY from BOS last week it was Columbus from PVD. Imagine how sick and tired I am of driving an hour each way every week when I could fly out of ORH. I drove 2.5 hours in traffic to get to BOS yesterday when I could have driven to NY in 3 hours. There are a number of large businesses in the area such as 3COM that fly executives in and out every week. So where are the studies? Who has conducted a study to identify the actual number the frequent passengers flying out of BOS and PVD today to show to JetBlue?. Where is the Worcester City Support, Massport support, local large business support committed to utilize the airport if an airline come to ORH?

Bill Randell said...

Telecon:

Check out page 6 (I think it was) and the size of the JetBlue ad in the Worcester Paper.. JetBlue knows there are people flying from our catchment area by their very own. We do not need any studies.

Where is the support that you ask about?? Great question.. When was the last time you ever seen or heard from our Airport Director ?? Maybe the support needs to start there...

Tom said...

Telecon, call Dick Kennedy at the Greater Worcester Chamber of Commerce and ask him your question. Where IS the "large business support" that we desperately require to bring ORH alive? What ARE Massport's intentions? What IS the city doing today to prepare for the future? I sure don't have answers to these questions, and some answers must remain confidential, but go on record as expressing an interest. We may simply be an amusing diversion to Massport, and they could be laughing as we struggle through this process of re-birth. But it is people like YOU, Telecon, that need to hold your elected officials accountable to your tax dollars. Are you prepared to pay the bills of an airport that generates NO INCOME, but merely consumes? You will be doing that, if only indirectly, as of July 2007 if there is no tangible progress. Massport will no longer subsidize ORH, and the city will have to make some choices about what will, and will not, be funded.