The proposal seeks to find out "any and all ways" Dane County can protect against PFAS chemicals getting into residents' water from contaminated soil at the airport.
The direct flight route addition will create more opportunities for south-central Wisconsin residents to visit New York City and other East Coast locations.
The TSA said it found the gun with a round chambered during routine security screening Wednesday morning.
United Airlines announced Tuesday that it is adding daily direct flights between the Dane County Regional Airport and Newark, N.J. starting Sept. 8.
The commission meets Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
The resolution also opposes siting F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field.
The U.S. Air Force last year selected Truax Field to host a squadron of the fighter jets, and construction of a simulation facility was slated to begin in May in anticipation of the 2023 arrival of the F-35s.
Dane County travelers will be able to escape the cold starting this November and fly from Madison to Miami.
The resolution also opposes locating a squadron of F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field.
The low-fare carrier said it will resume nonstop flights between the Dane County Regional Airport and Las Vegas on Aug. 13, with fares starting at $39.
Airport data for April shows a roughly 1,500% increase in both passenger arrivals and departures compared with April 2020. But the airport remains close to 55% down from April 2019, before the pandemic hit.
An $85 million new south terminal will help the Dane County Regional Airport "surpass" its pre-pandemic travel levels, spokesperson says.
"The Dane County Regional Airport is the gateway to this region's economy,” Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said.
Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Air National Guard is moving forward with construction of a simulator facility at Truax Field.
It’s been almost three years since the DNR ordered the city, Dane County and National Guard to clean up PFAS contamination at the airport where firefighters trained for decades using fluorinated foams.
A St. Louis man was arrested Monday after a loaded handgun was found in his luggage at a security checkpoint at the Dane County Regional Airport, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The woman who flew into Madison from Baltimore, Maryland, on Wednesday went missing after checking into a town of Burke hotel, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The Missouri man was very upset when the gun was discovered in his bag while going through security and was “completely cooperative,” the Dane County Sheriff’s Office reported.
In letters sent Thursday to city and county officials, the DNR said the treatment “has not proven to be successful in reducing PFAS concentrations” in water that empties into Starkweather Creek.
An environmental contractor hired by the Dane County Regional Airport found combined levels of two chemicals -- PFOA and PFOS -- at more than 68,000 parts per trillion in water collected from a site near Darwin Road, according to a report submitted last week to the Department of Natural Resources.
A budget amendment sponsored by Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and three City Council members requests an additional $50,000 next year for PFAS "testing and planning" at the Dane County Regional Airport and surrounding area.
The Natural Resources Board has been asked to approve parameters for an emergency rule that will determine guidelines for where and how fluorinated foam can be tested and disposed of.
Various fluorinated compounds, which have been linked to cancer and other health problems, were found in water taken from 23 outfalls, which drain into Starkweather Creek, according to a report released Wednesday.
The $2.2 trillion coronavirus federal relief packaged provides $25 billion in grants and loans to passenger airlines, while they are sticking closely to policies that deny refunds if passengers seek to bail on a flight first.
The Public Service Commission voted 3-0 to authorize Madison Gas and Electric to build the $16.8 million plant on about 46 acres of county-owned land and to sell the output to the county under the utility’s renewable energy plan.