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$3 Million Sent to Assist Lambert Cargo Campaign

Michael Calhoun
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Ground workers guide the Boeing 777 to a halt as the first flight of China Cargo Airlines lands at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on September 23, 2011. The flights will return to China with Missouri made goods.    UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Ground workers guide the Boeing 777 to a halt as the first flight of China Cargo Airlines lands at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on September 23, 2011. The flights will return to China with Missouri made goods. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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CLAYTON (KMOX) – Efforts to land a cargo hub at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are getting a $3 million cash infusion, though not everybody agrees with writing the check.

“That particular project is not strong enough or firm enough” to warrant the grant, St. Louis County councilwoman Colleen Wasinger said after casting the lone “no” vote Tuesday on steering community development block grant funds from Lemay to Lambert.

Wasinger stressed that she does have confidence in the Midwest Hub Commission and in its leaders, she just believes that the efforts are futile until state legislators step-up with support.

“It’s a band-aid until the state legislature takes up the issue, which I do not believe will happen this session,” she said. “It may very well happen next year.”

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