$46 Million More For Miami International Airport Boondoogle
|Miami-Dade Aviation Department|
|Miami International Airport's north terminal project will end up costing a gazillion dollars before it is completed.|
A county manager's memo explaining why the deal ballooned from $100 million to $200 million in just three years says Siemens fell behind schedule, and American Airlines officials believed the design would cause delays in getting luggage to its passengers.
Expect the commitee - and then the full commission - to sign off on the latest hornswaggle from American, which has basically been in charge of the North Terminal for nearly two decades. And that means passengers will have to pay more to travel out of MIA.
The money to cover the aiport construction is derived from landing fees charged to the airlines, which pass the cost on to their customers.