Airports Council International – North America invites you to attend a Beyond the Runway Coalition Briefing during Infrastructure Week 2016. The briefing will cover airport finance, free market solutions to airport funding, and job creation. CEI fellow Marc Scribner will talk about the prospect of Congress raising the cap on the passenger facility charge, which is a local airport user charge authorized by Congress. It is currently capped at $4.50 per passenger enplanement, for a maximum of two enplanements per trip, where it has been since 2000. Since then, inflation has eroded its buying power by approximately 50 percent. Scribner argues that this user fee is preferable to taxpayer funding. 

Come learn about these economic engines that support $1.1 trillon of our economy and the importance to passing a long term FAA Reauthorization bill that meets current and future airport capital needs.

WHEN: Monday, May 23, 2016 | 3:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. (Refreshments will be available)

WHERE: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Congressional Meeting Room South Washington, D.C. 


  • Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International – North America
  • Cindy Nichol, CFO, Port of Portland
  • Marc Scribner, Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Allison Black, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Policy, American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Please RSVP to Nathan Pick at [email protected] by May 19. 

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