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Preliminary Review of the Suspension of the State Contract for Air Carrier Service for Flights to and from Tallahassee, Report No. 98-70, February 1999
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The suspension of the state contract has had little impact on the Tallahassee Regional Airport or the general public.

  • The number of scheduled commercial flights has increased, but jet service has declined slightly.
  • The cost of air travel to the general public has not materially changed and fewer passengers have used the airport.
State travel costs have increased since the suspension of the state contract.

  • State costs for air travel between cities that were previously under contract have increased substantially.
  • Total state travel costs have increased by 9%.
The Legislature could consider three policy options for the pilot project.

  • Discontinue the pilot project.
  • Give the pilot project more time and clarify expectations.
  • Consider other local initiatives to improve airline service to Tallahassee.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Management Services, Support Program, Purchasing Oversight

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 00-21 Progress Report: State Airfare Contract Reinstated in 1999 After 1998 Suspension Failed to Produce Results, published in December 2000.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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