While local authorities remain in a “challenge” mode in the Federal court system; fully recognizing the likelihood of unsuccessful court challenges, they are attempting to negotiate something to minimize the damage created by the proposed airport expansion.
Keeping UPS as an important employer in Philadelphia is a key in this process.
Despite the litigation, airport representatives and Tinicum and Delaware County officials have worked behind the scenes to negotiate a resolution that would relocate the facility and save the homes.
"The lines of communication are open," Auslander said, "but Tinicum's effort is always geared toward a resolution that is protective of the residents of the township."
Airport officials said they were pleased with the court's ruling and confirmed the effort to reach an agreement.
"We remain in discussions with all parties involved," they said in a statement, "to minimize the impact on the community and to also retain UPS operations at Philadelphia International Airport."