Collaboration, Leadership Were Keys to Pullman-Moscow Airport Runway Project

Collaboration and leadership were keys to the the new runway alignment project at the  Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. Idaho Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley reports. (1:07)


Elliot Black, the director of airport policy at the FAA,  said the first time he heard about the proposal for a new runway at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, he thought, what could possibly be so complicated?

Elliot Black: “And until I came out, and got the briefing, I didn’t get it. But having come out and heard it, and heard it loud and clear from the communities, and seeing the level of commitment from the universities, from the communities, from the public entities and private entities that came together, that doesn’t just happen by accident. That takes strong leadership.”

Black was among the many speakers at the October 10th ribbon cutting for the new runway who cited collaboration and leadership as keys to the project. Here’s Washington U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris-Rodgers:

McMorris-Rodgers: “It really is an example of a local community coming together, imagining what’s possible, and getting it done.”

Specifically, speakers cited the work of Airport Director Tony Bean over the past several years to see the project through. Bean himself told the crowd that large projects require serious drive, and drive comes from belief, and he said he always believed in this project.

I’m Glenn Mosley.

Posted October 11, 2019


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