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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
NATA Clarifies Treatment of GA Under AIRR ActWashington, DC, February 10, 2016 – In a letter late today to House Transportat
NATA Clarifies Treatment of GA Under AIRR Act
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 9 minutes ago
Washington, DC, February 10, 2016 – In a letter late today to House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) clarified how user fees will be applied to segments of general aviation under H.R.... Read more
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WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
Turnpike boss: Drivers stranded by snow safer on turnpikeKeeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a major snowfall that stra
Turnpike boss: Drivers stranded by snow safer on turnpike
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh / Posted 2 hours ago
Keeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a major snowfall that stranded hundreds of motorists for more than 24 hours last month was the safest decision under the circumstances, turnpike officials and state police said Wednesday. Turnpike... Read more
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WTRF Wheeling
Turnpike head: Stranded drivers were 'safer' on turnpikeHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Turnpike officials and state police say keeping vehicles
Turnpike head: Stranded drivers were 'safer' on turnpike
WTRF Wheeling / Posted 4 hours ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Turnpike officials and state police say keeping vehicles on the turnpike during a historic snowfall last month that stranded hundreds for more than 24 hours was the safest decision under the circumstances. Turnpike chief... Read more
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The Morning Call
Snowstorm closing Pennsylvania Turnpike came earlier, faster than expected, officials sayHARRISBURG — The January snowstorm that left hundreds of people stranded on the
Snowstorm closing Pennsylvania Turnpike came earlier, faster than expected, officials say
The Morning Call / Posted 5 hours ago
HARRISBURG — The January snowstorm that left hundreds of people stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset County behind a crash of tractor-trailers overwhelmed the state's responding crews and blanketed side roads that might have been used to... Read more
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Fortune
Is Privatizing Air Traffic Control a Solution . . . or Just Another Problem?The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is in the midst of a push
Is Privatizing Air Traffic Control a Solution . . . or Just Another Problem?
Fortune / Posted 7 hours ago
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is in the midst of a push to reauthorize funding for the Federal Aviation Administration before it expires next month. Easily the most controversial element of the bill would take control of the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Turnpike officials defend agency’s decisions in snowstormTurnpike officials defend agency's decisions in snowstorm | TribLIVE Neighborh
Turnpike officials defend agency’s decisions in snowstorm
TribLIVE / Posted 8 hours ago
Turnpike officials defend agency's decisions in snowstorm | TribLIVE Neighborhoods Turnpike officials defend agency's decisions in snowstorm Traffic is at a standstill on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Bedford on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.Photo by... Read more
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The Hill
Congress pressured to ditch cap on passenger fees for airportsLibertarian and good-government groups in D.C. are pushing Congress to eliminat
Congress pressured to ditch cap on passenger fees for airports
The Hill / Posted 8 hours ago
Libertarian and good-government groups in D.C. are pushing Congress to eliminate a cap on the amount of money that airline passengers can be charged to help pay for airport improvements. The limited and good government groups said Wednesday Congress... Read more
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WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley
"My sincere apologies to all the travelers who were stranded." - Pa. Turnpike officialT 3:00. THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION FACED A STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE TODA
"My sincere apologies to all the travelers who were stranded." - Pa. Turnpike official
WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley / Posted 10 hours ago
T 3:00. THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION FACED A STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE TODAY DEMANDING ANSWERS ON WHY TRAVELERS WERE LEFT STRANDED DURING LAST MONTH'S WINTER STORM. THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE QUESTIONED TURNPIKE OFFCIALS AND STATE POLICE... Read more
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The Hill
Lawmakers clash over plan to spin off air traffic controlLawmakers on the House Transportation Committee clashed on Wednesday over a con
Lawmakers clash over plan to spin off air traffic control
The Hill / Posted 12 hours ago
Lawmakers on the House Transportation Committee clashed on Wednesday over a controversial Republican plan to separate the nation’s air traffic control system from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). GOP leaders on the panel pushed during a... Read more
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The Columbian
Dysfunction In OlympiaA surprise move by Senate Republicans to oust state Transportation Secretary Ly
Dysfunction In Olympia
The Columbian / Posted 13 hours ago
A surprise move by Senate Republicans to oust state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson serves as an embarrassing example of dysfunctional government. “I had always believed our politics here in Washington could be somewhat different from the... Read more
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The Hill
Laws, sausages and air traffic controlOne of the pet peeves of conservatives over the last several years has been the
Laws, sausages and air traffic control
The Hill / Posted 15 hours ago
One of the pet peeves of conservatives over the last several years has been the lack of "regular order" in the House of Representatives — that is, major legislation was negotiated by leadership and presented to members for a vote as a fait accompli,... Read more
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KTIV Sioux City
Iowa rural roadway speeds may increase if bills passIowa's speed limit in rural highways has been 55 miles-per-hour since 1974. Now
Iowa rural roadway speeds may increase if bills pass
KTIV Sioux City / Posted yesterday
Iowa's speed limit in rural highways has been 55 miles-per-hour since 1974. Now, 42-years later, Iowa lawmakers will consider an increase of 5, or 10 miles-per-hour on those rural, two-lane highways. The speed limit on paved two-lane rural roadways... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
NATA Offers House Its Views On Air Traffic Control Reform & AIRR ActWashington, DC, February 9, 2016 – Today, the National Air Transportation Assoc
NATA Offers House Its Views On Air Traffic Control Reform & AIRR Act
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted yesterday
Washington, DC, February 9, 2016 – Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) provided members of the House Transportation Committee its views on air traffic control reform and H.R. 4441, the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas bill raising speed limit to 80 mph runs into political roadblockA House Republican offered support for boosting the speed limit on some Kansas
Kansas bill raising speed limit to 80 mph runs into political roadblock
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
A House Republican offered support for boosting the speed limit on some Kansas highways to 80 miles per hour Tuesday amid opposition from the Kansas Highway Patrol and state Department of Transportation to the reform. Rep. John Bradford, R-Lansing,... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Virginia considers ban on texting at red lightsRICHMOND, Va. — A legislative panel Monday approved a bill to expand Virginia’s
Virginia considers ban on texting at red lights
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted yesterday
RICHMOND, Va. — A legislative panel Monday approved a bill to expand Virginia’s law against texting while driving to other distracting activities, such as reading social media postings. Subcommittee No. 1 of the House Transportation Committee voted... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Lost luggage payback and a ban on cellphones in flightIf you think airlines ought to pay for losing your bag, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski
Lost luggage payback and a ban on cellphones in flight
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
If you think airlines ought to pay for losing your bag, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski has a piece of proposed legislation for you. Ditto anyone who thinks using a cellphone in the air is a horrid idea. According to the Illinois Democrat, legislation... Read more
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Fortune
House wants to ban shipment of batteries on passenger planesPolitico reports that efforts to regulate the potentially deadly bulk shipment
House wants to ban shipment of batteries on passenger planes
Fortune / Posted yesterday
Politico reports that efforts to regulate the potentially deadly bulk shipment of lithium-ion batteries on passenger flights are stalled over a jurisdictional dispute in the House Transportation Committee. While Republican committee chairman Bill... Read more
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The Hill
Conservative groups rally behind independent air traffic control planConservative and libertarian groups in Washington are rallying behind a House R
Conservative groups rally behind independent air traffic control plan
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Conservative and libertarian groups in Washington are rallying behind a House Republican plan to separate the nation’s air traffic control system from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A group of 13 right-leaning groups said in a letter to... Read more
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The Hill
House to weigh plan to separate air traffic control from fedsThe House Transportation Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on a funding
House to weigh plan to separate air traffic control from feds
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
The House Transportation Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on a funding bill on Wednesday that would separate the nation’s air traffic control system from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday. The Aviation Innovation,... Read more
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The Hill
GOP pushes to prohibit states from requiring paid trucker breaksStates would be prohibited from requiring truck drivers to receive paid meal an
GOP pushes to prohibit states from requiring paid trucker breaks
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
States would be prohibited from requiring truck drivers to receive paid meal and rest breaks under an aviation funding bill that is scheduled to be considered by lawmakers in the House this week. The Federal Aviation Administration measure unveiled... Read more
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The Hill
GOP pushes for ban on in-flight phone callsCell phone calls during flights would be banned under an aviation funding bill
GOP pushes for ban on in-flight phone calls
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
Cell phone calls during flights would be banned under an aviation funding bill that is scheduled to be considered by lawmakers in the House this week. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) caused a stir in 2013 when it considered lifting a... Read more
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The Fort Morgan Times
General Assembly holds Missing Persons DayOn Feb. 4, Colorado remembered Kelsie Schelling. The 21-year old Yuma woman di
General Assembly holds Missing Persons Day
The Fort Morgan Times / Posted 2 days ago
On Feb. 4, Colorado remembered Kelsie Schelling. The 21-year old Yuma woman disappeared on that date, three years ago, after arranging to meet her boyfriend, Donthe Lucas, in Pueblo. Schelling had discovered she was two months' pregnant with Lucas'... Read more
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Juneau Empire
During 'fly-in' season, group makes its message planeThis time of year, the Alaska Legislature receives plenty of guests on “fly-in”
During 'fly-in' season, group makes its message plane
Juneau Empire / Posted 3 days ago
This time of year, the Alaska Legislature receives plenty of guests on “fly-in” receptions. Groups like the Alaska Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Bay Borough arrive by jet, stopping in Juneau for a few days to talk with Legislators about the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
405 toll lanes may have been trigger for firing of WSDOT secretary Lynn PetersonIn the end, state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson wasn’t derailed by nea
405 toll lanes may have been trigger for firing of WSDOT secretary Lynn Peterson
The Seattle Times / Posted 3 days ago
In the end, state Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson wasn’t derailed by nearly $400 million in Highway 520 bridge overruns, or even the two-year delay in the Highway 99 tunnel, a pair of projects that she inherited. Instead, the cardinal sin... Read more
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Sterling Journal-Advocate
Schelling remembered on 'Missing Persons Day'On Feb. 4, Colorado remembered Kelsie Schelling. The 21-year-old Denver woman
Schelling remembered on 'Missing Persons Day'
Sterling Journal-Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
On Feb. 4, Colorado remembered Kelsie Schelling. The 21-year-old Denver woman disappeared on that date, three years ago, after arranging to meet her boyfriend, former Northeastern Junior College student Donthe Lucas, in Pueblo. Schelling had... Read more
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TribLIVE
Lawmakers plan hearing on millions diverted from PennDOT to state police | TribLIVE Neighborhoods A sign marks the location of the barracks for the
Lawmakers plan hearing on millions diverted from PennDOT to state police
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
| TribLIVE Neighborhoods A sign marks the location of the barracks for the Pennsylvania State Police... Read more
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Crosscut
Inslee's transportation secretary roadblockedLynn Peterson In a 25-21 vote divided along partisan lines, the state Senate f
Inslee's transportation secretary roadblocked
Crosscut / Posted 5 days ago
Lynn Peterson In a 25-21 vote divided along partisan lines, the state Senate fired Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson on Friday by refusing to confirm her, three years after her initial appointment. A gubernatorial appointee can serve... Read more
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The Hill
Republicans push for 'visionary' Amtrak leaderTop ranking Republicans on the House Transportation Committee are pushing for A
Republicans push for 'visionary' Amtrak leader
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
Top ranking Republicans on the House Transportation Committee are pushing for Amtrak to hire a "visionary leader" to lead the nationwide passenger rail system. Amtrak's current CEO, Joe Boardman, is planning to retire in September 2016 after nearly... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
More Letter Groups Come Out Against FAA Reauthorization BillEAA, NATA Say Bill Would Hurt GA The battle lines are being drawn over the pro
More Letter Groups Come Out Against FAA Reauthorization Bill
The Aero-News Network / Posted 5 days ago
EAA, NATA Say Bill Would Hurt GA The battle lines are being drawn over the proposed FAA reauthorization bill introduced Wednesday by Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), chair of the House Transportation Committee. Among those coming out against the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Outraged drivers may get some relief from I-405 tollsIn a concession to driver outrage, state lawmakers say they’re ready to open th
Outraged drivers may get some relief from I-405 tolls
The Seattle Times / Posted 6 days ago
In a concession to driver outrage, state lawmakers say they’re ready to open the Interstate 405 express toll lanes to general traffic during nights, weekends and holidays — for free. The reprieve wouldn’t address the worst hours of commuter... Read more
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The Hill
Delta stands alone among airlines in air traffic control fightDelta is the only major U.S. airline that is opposing a plan from House Republi
Delta stands alone among airlines in air traffic control fight
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
Delta is the only major U.S. airline that is opposing a plan from House Republicans to separate the nation's air traffic control system from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The proposal, which calls for the creation of a new... Read more
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The Hill
Illinois rep tapped for House transportation committeeRep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) has been added to the House Transportation and Infrastr
Illinois rep tapped for House transportation committee
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) has been added to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the panel announced on Thursday. Bost is filling a position that became vacant when Rep. Tom Price (R-S.C.) moved to the House Ways and Means... Read more
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The Hill
PolicyLt. Gen. John "Mick" Nicholson was confirmed by unanimous consent. Overnight He
Policy
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
Lt. Gen. John "Mick" Nicholson was confirmed by unanimous consent. Overnight Healthcare: 12.7M sign up for ObamaCare, hitting expectations There are large flight restrictions around the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, Calif., this weekend. GOP senators:... Read more
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Everett Herald
Toll lane chronicles: Who can make them free?Published: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4:10 p.m. Toll lane chronicles: Is a la
Toll lane chronicles: Who can make them free?
Everett Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Published: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4:10 p.m. Toll lane chronicles: Is a law needed to make them free? A group of Republican senators and Gov. Jay Inslee think the Legislature needs to put the change into law. But a key House Democrat disagrees... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
Foxx Makes Appeal For 'Certainty' In FAA FundingSays Proposal To Spin Off ATC Could Jeopardize FAA Reauthorization Transportat
Foxx Makes Appeal For 'Certainty' In FAA Funding
The Aero-News Network / Posted 6 days ago
Says Proposal To Spin Off ATC Could Jeopardize FAA Reauthorization Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says that spinning off ATC from the FAA could jeopardize the agency's overall funding. The leadership of the House Transportation Committee... Read more
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Deseret News
New specialty license plate would fund research, awareness for childhood cancerSALT LAKE CITY — A Utah mother went before the House Transportation Committee o
New specialty license plate would fund research, awareness for childhood cancer
Deseret News / Posted 7 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah mother went before the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday to encourage support for a specialty group license plate that would support childhood cancer awareness and research. Krystal Hansen lost the oldest of her... Read more
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Deseret News
Utah PolitiLinks: Medical marijuana bills discussed, death penalty for human traffickers proposedState lawmakers propose death penalty for human traffickers in homicide cases
Utah PolitiLinks: Medical marijuana bills discussed, death penalty for human traffickers proposed
Deseret News / Posted 7 days ago
State lawmakers propose death penalty for human traffickers in homicide cases "We just think this is a good move to make this available for prosecutors to have in their arsenal if they need to go at it," said bill sponsor Rep. Paul Ray,... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic controlWASHINGTON >> Responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations wo
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON >> Responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation, under legislation introduced Wednesday. The proposal is part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic controlWASHINGTON -- Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations wo
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation, under legislation introduced Wednesday. The proposal is part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic controlWASHINGTON -- Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations wo
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
The Fremont Argus / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation, under legislation introduced Wednesday. The proposal is part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees... Read more
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The Mercury News
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic controlWASHINGTON -- Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations wo
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
The Mercury News / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation, under legislation introduced Wednesday. The proposal is part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic controlWASHINGTON >> Responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations wo
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON >> Responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation, under legislation introduced Wednesday. The proposal is part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees... Read more
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FOX News
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic controlResponsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
FOX News / Posted 7 days ago
Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation, under legislation introduced Wednesday. The proposal is part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic controlFILE - In this Sept. 18, 2008, file photo an air traffic controller stands bene
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
Stamford Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2008, file photo an air traffic controller stands beneath a radar screen in the control tower at Washington's Reagan National Airport. House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa., is launching a push this... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Plan to spin off air traffic control system generates turbulenceWASHINGTON -- The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,00
Plan to spin off air traffic control system generates turbulence
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- The air traffic control system that choreographs the roughly 7,000 aircraft in U.S. skies at any given moment is the most complex, but also one of the safest, in the world -- and rarely a thought in the minds of the millions of... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic controlWASHINGTON (AP) - Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operation
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations would shift from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation, under legislation introduced Wednesday. The proposal is part of an overhaul of how Washington... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic controlFILE - In this Sept. 18, 2008, file photo an air traffic controller stands bene
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
Connecticut Post / Posted 7 days ago
FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2008, file photo an air traffic controller stands beneath a radar screen in the control tower at Washington's Reagan National Airport. House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa., is launching a push this... Read more
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Everett Herald
I-405 toll lane made trip east a breezePublished: Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 12:01 a.m. For months I steered clea
I-405 toll lane made trip east a breeze
Everett Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Published: Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 12:01 a.m. For months I steered clear. I didn�t need to make the Lynnwood-to-Bellevue drive when I-405 express toll lanes first opened in September. Week after week,... Read more
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The Columbian
Leavitt blasts Rep. Pike over river crossingVancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt criticized efforts in Olympia to renew discussions
Leavitt blasts Rep. Pike over river crossing
The Columbian / Posted 8 days ago
Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt criticized efforts in Olympia to renew discussions about a crossing over the Columbia River and asked key lawmakers to kill the proposed legislation. In particular, Leavitt blasted Rep. Liz Pike’s involvement. In a Jan.... Read more
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Deseret News
Lawmaker proposes making 'In God We Trust' license plate a standard optionSALT LAKE CITY — A state lawmaker wants to make the "In God We Trust" specialty
Lawmaker proposes making 'In God We Trust' license plate a standard option
Deseret News / Posted 8 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY — A state lawmaker wants to make the "In God We Trust" specialty license plate a standard option at the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles. Rep. Val Peterson, R-Orem, is sponsoring HB127, which would make the "In God We Trust" plate a... Read more
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