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Senate Approves Bill to Address Air Traffic Delays

Senate Approves Bill to Address Air Traffic Delays

Post ID: 39198 | POSTED ON: Apr 25, 2013
 
 

WASHINGTON, DC — Driven by bipartisan concerns over mounting airport delays, the Senate reached agreement Thursday night to give the secretary of transportation enough flexibility to bring the nation’s air traffic control system back up to full strength.

The legislation, which passed unanimously before the Senate left town for the next week, would allow as much as $253 million to be moved from other parts of the Transportation Department to the Federal Aviation Administration. Advocates said that should be enough to stop further furloughs and keep the air traffic control system operating at a normal pace through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

But the impact of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts, which went into effect March 1, continues to ripple through other parts of the government, with a broader intervention nowhere in sight. Read More

 

Source : NYTIMES

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