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Gary Airport Consultant Gets Additional Responsibilities

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July 9, 2013 — Former Indianapolis Airport CEO and now airport consultant John Clark has been appointed to oversee the Gary-Chicago International Airport’s $166-million expansion project, as it faces some additional delays.

The Airport Authority agreed yesterday to work with program manager Aecom, airport Interim Director Steve Landry and the Federal Aviation Administration “to make sure this project gets done.”

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and airport officials announced one week ago that the expansion project will not be completed until at least September 2014 due to environmental problems and disagreements among railroads on relocating the tracks at the end of the proposed runway extension.

JClark Aviation already has two contracts with the Gary airport, one of them to develop a business plan and the other to oversee its privatization effort.  His new agreement with the Gary airport pays Clark $245 an hour with a cap of $10,000 a month.


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