College Station City Council Does Not Support Amazon’s FAA A…

Photos from and near the April 20, 2024 Amazon drone delivery service open house.

The College Station city council will send a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration that it does not support Amazon’s application to expand drone delivery.

Click HERE to be directed to the FAA’s webpage associated with Amazon’s drone application.

Public comments can be e-mailed to the FAA about Amazon’s drone application until July 12th at [email protected].

The council’s decision followed comments from ten public speakers and written comments from six others. All were opposed to Amazon’s application.

Click below to hear comments from Kimberly McAdams, the president of the Foxfire homeowners association and a College Station ISD school board member, and from College Station council members Mark Smith, Dennis Maloney, and Bob Yancy.


According to the city council’s recap on the city’s blog site, “the council expressed support for quieter drones and increased delivery range but does not support Amazon Prime Air’s application to expand drone delivery until a more appropriate location and sound mitigation is established due to the impact on nearby residents.

The council said it supports drone technology and Amazon’s innovative efforts. As the testing home for this and other technology development initiatives, the city takes its role in providing community feedback seriously. The city hopes its feedback helps Amazon in the continued development of a program that advances technology and benefits all.”

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