Dozens of Groups Say Wright Law Needed

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee's Aviation Subcommittee moved the hearing to a larger room in the Hart Building because of the high degree of interest.

Dallas Mayor Laura Miller said in an interview Wednesday on KXAS/Channel 5 that she continues to favor a solution that would spread air traffic -- including general aviation traffic -- across the region's three major airports: D/FW, Love Field and Alliance Airport.

In a statement Wednesday night issued by her chief of staff, Frank Librio, she said, "I have evolved to where I want a compromise so we can redistribute the air traffic to all three airports."

Miller hasn't called for repeal of the Wright Amendment but has sought to bring all parties to the table to discuss a middle ground.

Callejo said that the Latino families in the Love Field neighborhood will be hurt by the noise and congestion that would follow if flights at Love expand.

Said Cox, "Business and community leaders from Texas and around the nation understand the Wright Amendment is sound public policy that has benefited air travelers and our North Texas economy for nearly three decades and remains sound policy today."


Columnist Mitchell Schnurman will be blogging from the Wright hearings in Washington today. Check out his blog at

Fort Worth Star Telegram

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