Mercer County announces plans to build a new terminal at TTN

Originally Posted: January 17, 2015

In an address to members of the MidJersey Chamber of Commerce, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes announced plans to move forward in building a new airline terminal at Trenton Mercer Airport. Although no date was announced for the beginning of construction, there are likely to be major hurdles such as an Environmental Impact Study and opposition from Bucks County activist group Bucks Residents for Responsible Airport Management (BRRAM). This could cause construction and ultimate completion to take several years.

On April 28, 2014, BRRAM filed a lawsuit in federal court in Trenton against the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),  Mercer County, and Frontier Airlines Trenton's only commercial carrier. The lawsuit claims that Mercer County failed to perform an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) in compliance with The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when Frontier started commercial service in November 2012. They claim that their homes located 2 miles away from the airport have become greatly effected by noise pollution from arriving and departing flights. The aircraft flown by Frontier Airlines is an Airbus A319, a stage 3 aircraft among the quietest in the sky.

No further information was provided by Hughes regarding the plan for a new terminal


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