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Limping Along on Aviation Funding Authorization

Shirley Ybarra
December 10, 2009, 10:19am

Deferring action once again on aviation funding the US House of Representatives  on Tuesday passed a bill to extend aviation programs and excise taxes through the end of March 2010. The three-month extension will give lawmakers additional time to work on the long-delayed multi-year FAA reauthorization bill. The Senate is likely to agree. 

We have many big issues in aviation such as the outdated air traffic control system.  Everything from managment, funding, equipment etc.   Just start here as my colleague Bob Poole discusses them.

When will we get around to discussing the aviation issues in earnest? 


Shirley Ybarra is Senior Transportation Policy Analyst


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