The potential future of the Caledonia County State Airport may soon come into focus as proposals to purchase or lease the airport are due in two weeks. The possibility of the state parting with the regional airport arose in the waning weeks of the legislative session last spring when Vermont Agency of Transportation officials revealed that interest in the airport had been expressed by Kyle Clark and his company BETA Technologies, which is developing and manufacturing electric aircraft with headquarters in South Burlington. The authority to sell or lease was granted in the state’s transportation bill, which called for the state to open a request for proposals process to allow any interested parties to pitch the state. After developing the guidelines for the RFP, AOT opened the process on Aug. 2 and set a deadline of Wednesday, Sept. 13, for proposals to be submitted for consideration. As part of the process, a site visit was held on Thursday. AOT officials said only one interested party attended the optional event, but their identity is withheld due to the ongoing procurement process.
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