Colgan Air Saab 340s at Washington Dulles (Photo: Ian McMurtry)

Flood City Folly: How U.S. Taxpayers Funded the “Airport for Nobody”

The city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania has been known as “Flood City” for years thanks to the town’s unfortunate history of being caught, and sometimes leveled, in floods. However, in the 21st century, the only floods the small ex-steel mill dominated western Pennsylvania town sees are the masses of people exiting the city due to a lack of employment opportunities and the influx of cash that has gone to the small John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport (JST). As a result, the…