DIA’s plan to re­model its main ter­mi­nal is nec­es­sary and vi­sion­ary

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Dani Walsh,

“Deal lands at $1.8 B,” July 20 news story.

As a fre­quent trav­eler for both busi­ness and plea­sure, I ap­plaud Den­ver In­ter­na­tional Air­port for pur­su­ing big ideas in the face of harsh crit­i­cism. From the time that DIA was first pro­posed, the idea was fought by air­lines, politi­cians and pun­dits. But time has proven naysay­ers wrong, and to­day we have one of the best air­ports in the coun­try. It’s ef­fi­cient, it can grow over time, and it con­trib­utes tens of bil­lions of dol­lars to our econ­omy each year. But any­one who trav­els in­ter­na­tion­ally re­al­izes that U.S. air­ports are fall­ing be­hind. DIA’s plan for its Great Hall project with safer TSA check­points and an im­proved ex­pe­ri­ence is not only nec­es­sary, it’s vi­sion­ary.

No mat­ter how loud the voices of the naysay­ers may get, the air­port should push ahead and once again prove them wrong. Af­ter all, his­tory tends to re­peat it­self, and the air­port will be bet­ter po­si­tioned for the fu­ture. Send let­ters of 150 words or fewer to open­fo­rum@den­ver­post.com or 101 W. Col­fax Ave., Suite 800, Den­ver, CO, 80202. Please in­clude full name, city and phone num­ber. Con­tact in­for­ma­tion is for our pur­poses only; we will not share it with any­one else. You can reach us by tele­phone at 303-954-1331.

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