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Port tables proposed tariff on airport shuttle companies

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Port tables proposed tariff on airport shuttle companies

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Bellingham Port Commission has postponed its decision on a tariff for businesses that drive passengers to and from the Bellingham International Airport.

The commission has proposed charging ground transportation service operators 5-percent of their overall sales starting in September.

The Airport Advisory Committee says the fee increase is needed to support the increase in demand by ground transport service providers, and pay for a designated loading and unloading area for these businesses.

Several ground transport service owners told the Port Commission that the increase would force them to go out of business.

Commissioners agreed to table the proposal and revisit it at a later date.