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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 6 hours 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 10 hours 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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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Air traffic control spinoff gains speed, prompts worryFeb. 05--A proposal to peel air traffic control functions away from the governm
Air traffic control spinoff gains speed, prompts worry
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 12 hours ago
Feb. 05--A proposal to peel air traffic control functions away from the government and put them in the hands of a non-profit corporation has prompted impassioned debate -- and pitted Delta Air Lines against other carriers and the national... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
NATA Unveils “No Corporation” Grassroots Campaign Against ATC PrivatizationWashington, DC, February 5, 2016 – Today, the National Air Transportation Assoc
NATA Unveils “No Corporation” Grassroots Campaign Against ATC Privatization
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted yesterday
Washington, DC, February 5, 2016 – Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) launched a grassroots campaign in response to the House Transportation Committee’s FAA reauthorization proposal to establish a user fee-funded air traffic... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Lincoln Day to feature former congressman J.C. WattsFormer Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts Jr. will be the keynote speaker at this
Lincoln Day to feature former congressman J.C. Watts
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts Jr. will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Cole County Republican Central Committee Lincoln Day Dinner and Auction. The event will be held Feb. 15 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. A Meet and... 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 3 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 3 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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examiner.com
Lawmakers propose privatized air traffic control servicesThe responsibility for providing air traffic control services would move to an
Lawmakers propose privatized air traffic control services
examiner.com / Posted 3 days ago
The responsibility for providing air traffic control services would move to an independent, not-for-profit corporation under a measure proposed by a pair of Republicans on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The plan was included in the... Read more
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examiner.com
Transportation committee leaders want visionary leader for AmtrakAmtrak’s next president needs the vision and management skills to implement new
Transportation committee leaders want visionary leader for Amtrak
examiner.com / Posted 4 days ago
Amtrak’s next president needs the vision and management skills to implement new reforms and improve the passenger railroad’s performance, a pair of Republicans on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said in a letter to the railroad’s... Read more
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Boston Globe
Bill to privatize US air-traffic would ban in-flight calls - The Boston GlobeWASHINGTON — The US air-traffic control system would be spun off to a nonprofit
Bill to privatize US air-traffic would ban in-flight calls - The Boston Globe
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON — The US air-traffic control system would be spun off to a nonprofit corporation and airline passengers wouldn’t be allowed to talk on mobile phones under sweeping legislation unveiled Wednesday to set aviation policy for the next six... 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 4 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 Aero-News Network
ATC Privatization Fears Mount, PK Floats, IFD440 UpdateAlso: RIP Roger Boisjoly, Let Bob Fly, 1st Legacy 500, AZ Sales Tax Exemption,
ATC Privatization Fears Mount, PK Floats, IFD440 Update
The Aero-News Network / Posted 4 days ago
Also: RIP Roger Boisjoly, Let Bob Fly, 1st Legacy 500, AZ Sales Tax Exemption, Hartzell 5-Blades, Air Transat, Pro Line Fusion Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
ATC Privatization Fears Mount, PK Floats, IFD440 UpdateTransportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Aviation
ATC Privatization Fears Mount, PK Floats, IFD440 Update
The Aero-News Network / Posted 4 days ago
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo introduced the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization legislation. This legislation establishes a nongovernmental,... Read more
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Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Freeway speed limits could go to 75 mphSpeed limits on Michigan freeways could go to 75 miles per hour, and possibly a
Freeway speed limits could go to 75 mph
Royal Oak Daily Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
Speed limits on Michigan freeways could go to 75 miles per hour, and possibly as high 80 under legislation moving through the Michigan House. The four-bill package that cleared the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Tuesday... Read more
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Roll Call
Committee Chairman to Flesh Out GOP AgendaCommittee Chairs to Flesh Out Details of House Agenda From left, McCarthy, Cha
Committee Chairman to Flesh Out GOP Agenda
Roll Call / Posted 4 days ago
Committee Chairs to Flesh Out Details of House Agenda From left, McCarthy, Chaffetz and Ryan walk to the House floor Wednesday for votes. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) All 20 chairman of the standing legislative House committees will play lead... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Michigan considers higher speed limitsThe House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the package of f
Michigan considers higher speed limits
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the package of five bills, which would raise some of the current 70 mph speed limits across the state and hike limits from 55 to 60 mph for another 900 miles of highway. A chunk of... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Controversial bill aims to privatize air-traffic controlWASHINGTON – Air-traffic control should be moved from the Federal Aviation Admi
Controversial bill aims to privatize air-traffic control
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON – Air-traffic control should be moved from the Federal Aviation Administration to a not-for-profit corporation, a House chairman proposed Wednesday in legislation that already faces powerful opponents. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., the... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Ride Sharing Bill in West Virginia on A Rocky RoadPARKERSBURG - Bills that would allow ride-sharing services in West Virginia are
Ride Sharing Bill in West Virginia on A Rocky Road
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 4 days ago
PARKERSBURG - Bills that would allow ride-sharing services in West Virginia are working their way through the Legislature, but taxi operators are concerned they would give such businesses an unfair advantage. The legislation would allow companies... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
NATA Will Not Support “Leap of Faith” FAA Reauthorization ProposalWashington, DC, February 3, 2016 – The following is a statement by National Air
NATA Will Not Support “Leap of Faith” FAA Reauthorization Proposal
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 4 days ago
Washington, DC, February 3, 2016 – The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks following today’s release by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the Aviation... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Local Communities Raise Concerns Regarding Proposal to Privatize the Air Traffic Control SystemWashington—Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America, along with many of
Local Communities Raise Concerns Regarding Proposal to Privatize the Air Traffic Control System
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 4 days ago
Washington—Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America, along with many of its local members, voiced concerns about a proposal unveiled yesterday by Chairman Bill Shuster of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to reauthorize the... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
FAA Unions Reject Proposal To Privatize Air Traffic Control SystemWASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Federat
FAA Unions Reject Proposal To Privatize Air Traffic Control System
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
We've modernized everything in America but air traffic control. That's dangerous.Less than 18 months ago, a single disgruntled government contractor sabotaged t
We've modernized everything in America but air traffic control. That's dangerous.
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 4 days ago
Less than 18 months ago, a single disgruntled government contractor sabotaged the high-altitude air traffic control center in Chicago. Immediately, passengers and crew on 135 jets were at risk. Fortunately, controllers were able to use cellphones... Read more
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The Oklahoman
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
The Oklahoman / Posted 4 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 as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation... Read more
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FOX News
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic controlWASHINGTON – Responsibility for the nation's air traffic control operations wou
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
FOX News / Posted 4 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 as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation... Read more
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The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register
Ride Sharing Bill in West Virginia on A Rocky RoadThe legislation would allow companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in the stat
Ride Sharing Bill in West Virginia on A Rocky Road
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register / Posted 4 days ago
The legislation would allow companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in the state. These companies utilize a mobile app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to drivers in the service who use their own... Read more
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The Columbian
Bill would privatize air traffic controlWASHINGTON — Responsibility for the nation’s air traffic control operations wou
Bill would privatize air traffic control
The Columbian / Posted 4 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 as part of an overhaul of how Washington oversees the aviation... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
FAA Reauthorization Bill won't fix FAA funding problem, threatens GAEAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (February 3, 2016) — The Aviation Inn
FAA Reauthorization Bill won't fix FAA funding problem, threatens GA
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 5 days ago
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (February 3, 2016) — The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act introduced in the House of Representatives today is being touted as a plan for the future of U.S. aviation, but it could... Read more
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TribLIVE
Rep. Shuster proposes air traffic control move out of FAA to not-for-profit corporation | TribLIVE Neighborhoods The bipartisan success Congressman Bill...
Rep. Shuster proposes air traffic control move out of FAA to not-for-profit corporation
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
| TribLIVE Neighborhoods The bipartisan success Congressman Bill... Read more
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NBC 15 Mobile
National News - WPMI Local 15Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control February 03, 2016 21:3
National News - WPMI Local 15
NBC 15 Mobile / Posted 5 days ago
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control February 03, 2016 21:31 GMT Eds: Updates with details of the bill, comments from senior transportation committee Democrat. With AP Photos.By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) --... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
FAA Funding Bill Includes Focus on Small Aircraft CertificationThe proposed legislation includes plans to establish an independent, not-for-pr
FAA Funding Bill Includes Focus on Small Aircraft Certification
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 5 days ago
The proposed legislation includes plans to establish an independent, not-for-profit corporation, outside of the federal government, to modernize and provide U.S. air traffic control services. According to the press release issued by the... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
AOPA: Statement on the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization ActFREDERICK, MD – A long-anticipated FAA reauthorization bill that calls for crea
AOPA: Statement on the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 5 days ago
FREDERICK, MD – A long-anticipated FAA reauthorization bill that calls for creating a federally chartered not-for-profit organization to manage air traffic control functions was announced during a Feb. 3 news conference led by Rep. Bill Shuster... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Controversial bill aims to privatize air-traffic controlBy Bart Jansen, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Air-traffic control should be moved fro
Controversial bill aims to privatize air-traffic control
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 5 days ago
By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Air-traffic control should be moved from the Federal Aviation Administration to a not-for-profit corporation, a House chairman proposed Wednesday in legislation that already faces powerful opponents. Rep. Bill... Read more
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Roll Call
Rocking the Natural History Museum An aggregates industry trade group is celebrating passage of the highway bill
Rocking the Natural History Museum
Roll Call / Posted 5 days ago
An aggregates industry trade group is celebrating passage of the highway bill at the Natural History Museum. (CQ Roll Call File Photo) Lawmakers are invited to celebrate the nation’s infrastructure at the Natural... Read more
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NBC 15 Mobile
National News - WPMI Local 15Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control February 03, 2016 16:3
National News - WPMI Local 15
NBC 15 Mobile / Posted 5 days ago
Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control February 03, 2016 16:38 GMT By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation introduced in the House would transfer responsibility for air traffic control operations from the... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
Shuster, LoBiondo Introduce Bill To Spin Off Air Traffic Control From FAALet The Debate Begin! Transportation Committee Leaders Say Comprehensive FAA Re
Shuster, LoBiondo Introduce Bill To Spin Off Air Traffic Control From FAA
The Aero-News Network / Posted 5 days ago
Let The Debate Begin! Transportation Committee Leaders Say Comprehensive FAA Reauthorization Provides Transformational Aviation Reform Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank... Read more
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The Mining Journal
Lawmakers may raise speed limits on rural highwaysThe House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the package of f
Lawmakers may raise speed limits on rural highways
The Mining Journal / Posted 5 days ago
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the package of five bills, which would raise some of the current 70 mph speed limits across the state and hike limits from 55 to 60 mph for another 900 miles of highway. A chunk of... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
AMFA Applauds Bipartisan Letter on Inclusion of a Mandatory Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy for Foreign Repair Station Employees in FAA ReauthorizationAURORA, Colo., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Louie Key, National Dire
AMFA Applauds Bipartisan Letter on Inclusion of a Mandatory Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy for Foreign Repair Station Employees in FAA Reauthorization
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 5 days ago
AURORA, Colo., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Louie Key, National Director of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association, released the following statement: "AMFA applauds Congressman Ryan Costello, Congressman Dan Lipinski, and... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Yellow Taxi owner questions legislationHB 4228 and SB 324 would allow companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in the s
Yellow Taxi owner questions legislation
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
HB 4228 and SB 324 would allow companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in the state. These companies utilize a mobile app, which allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to drivers in the service who use their... Read more
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The Alpena News
Michigan lawmakers may raise speed limits on rural highwaysLANSING, Mich. (AP) — The speed limit could jump to 75 mph on some 600 miles of
Michigan lawmakers may raise speed limits on rural highways
The Alpena News / Posted 5 days ago
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The speed limit could jump to 75 mph on some 600 miles of rural highway in Michigan — and possibly even higher on portions of two heavily traveled interstates — under a measure a committee sent to the state House Tuesday. The... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Flight 3407 families gird for new battle over aviation safety rulesWASHINGTON – The Families of Continental Flight 3407 think they have another fi
Flight 3407 families gird for new battle over aviation safety rules
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
WASHINGTON – The Families of Continental Flight 3407 think they have another fight on their hands, and with the help of federal lawmakers from New York State, they intend to win it. Legislation is set to be introduced in Congress this week that... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Families of Flight 3407 brace for new fight over federal rules on aviation safetyWASHINGTON – The Families of Continental Flight 3407 think they have another fi
Families of Flight 3407 brace for new fight over federal rules on aviation safety
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
WASHINGTON – The Families of Continental Flight 3407 think they have another fight on their hands, and with the help of federal lawmakers from New York State, they intend to win it. Legislation is set to be introduced in Congress this week that... Read more
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MLive.com
75 mph speed limit green-lighted by Michigan House panelLANSING, MI -- Speed limits on some Michigan freeways could eventually reach 80
75 mph speed limit green-lighted by Michigan House panel
MLive.com / Posted 6 days ago
LANSING, MI -- Speed limits on some Michigan freeways could eventually reach 80 miles per hour under a package approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Tuesday. In the first year after enactment, the legislation would raise... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Families of Flight 3407 brace for new fight over pilot regulationsWASHINGTON – The families of Continental Flight 3407 joined with senators, cong
Families of Flight 3407 brace for new fight over pilot regulations
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 days ago
WASHINGTON – The families of Continental Flight 3407 joined with senators, congressmen and one of the nation’s most prominent pilots Tuesday to launch the first strike in what they expect will be a battle to preserve key aviation safety improvements... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Democrats could gain influence in Florida as Broward loses political clout in CongressDemocrats expect they'll be winners in the congressional districts Florida is u
Democrats could gain influence in Florida as Broward loses political clout in Congress
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
Democrats expect they'll be winners in the congressional districts Florida is using for this year's elections, but the state's biggest Democratic county is already a loser. Broward's clout in the nation's capital is taking a hit under the districts,... Read more
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FOX News
Watchdog: Nation's busiest airports lack qualified air traffic controllersWASHINGTON – There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen
Watchdog: Nation's busiest airports lack qualified air traffic controllers
FOX News / Posted 12 days ago
WASHINGTON – There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog. The 13 airport... Read more
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The Columbian
Watchdog: Qualified air traffic controllers lackingWASHINGTON — There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen
Watchdog: Qualified air traffic controllers lacking
The Columbian / Posted 12 days ago
WASHINGTON — There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation’s busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog. The 13 airport... Read more
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Daily Mail
Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed mostAt least 13 of the country's busiest air traffic control towers are manned by t
Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed most
Daily Mail / Posted 13 days ago
At least 13 of the country's busiest air traffic control towers are manned by trainees to bridge staffing gaps, watchdog finds New report says that 13 facilities have fewer fully trained controllers than the minimum number established by the Federal... Read more
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Bluffton Today
Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed mostWASHINGTON — There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen
Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed most
Bluffton Today / Posted 13 days ago
WASHINGTON — There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog. The 13 airport... Read more
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Boston Herald
Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed mostWASHINGTON — There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen
Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed most
Boston Herald / Posted 13 days ago
WASHINGTON — There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog. The 13 airport... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed mostThere are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the natio
Watchdog: Too few air traffic controllers where needed most
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 13 days ago
There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog. The 13 airport towers, approach... Read more
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