WASHINGTON — Airports Council International-North America released a manifesto Monday, calling for the U.S. government to eliminate the alternative minimum tax on private activity bonds and provide airports with reliable funding mechanisms.

Approved Sept. 8 during the run-up to the group’s World Annual Conference in Calgary this week, the document reiterates the airport lobby’s stance that airports need financial flexibility to thrive and serve as engines for economic development. The group has long sought AMT relief for PABs and the ability to set their own passenger facility charge fees, which are used to back bonds.

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