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Essential Air Service, Final Notice of Enforcement Policy, $200 Per Passenger Subsidy Cap


The final notice of enforcement policy announces how the Department of Transportation (DOT) intends, going forward, to enforce compliance with the requirements of the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000, which prohibits the Department from subsidizing Essential Air Service (EAS) to communities located within the 48 contiguous States receiving per passenger subsidy amounts exceeding $200, unless the communities are located more than 210 miles from the nearest large or medium hub airport. 

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