San Diego’s Lindbergh Field is not the only airport struggling to find a plan for the future as it approaches capacity. So says The Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters in his column today.

Supported by fees, the airports were once a shining outlier in the state’s crumbling infrastructure. No more, Walters argues:

Airport expansion plans have fallen by the wayside in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and San Francisco, felled by local opposition, environmental restrictions and other factors. …

San Diego’s dilemma typifies the situation.

Walters argues that capacity growth and air traffic will move inland, away from congested and boxed-in coastal airports.

You can read more about the debate over Lindbergh Field, including the failed ballot measure to move the airport to the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station at our airport Hot Topic page.


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