Senators Eye Ticket Fee to Overhaul Airports

The Hill covers the Senate’s attempt to raise the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) cap for airports and CEI’s endorsement of the measure.

President Trump has vowed to upgrade the country’s “third-world” airports in an infrastructure package — and the Senate is exploring a potential funding tool that could help him do just that.

A Senate panel approved a proposal this month that would raise the federal cap on the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) that airports can charge passengers to pay for facility improvements and other projects.

Supporters of the funding mechanism say it aligns perfectly with Trump’s infrastructure goals because it wouldn’t cost the federal government a dime and could spur more private sector investment.

That argument is exactly why some libertarian, conservative and good-government groups have endorsed raising the PFC, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Tax Foundation and FreedomWorks.

Read the full article at The Hill.