FAA To Keep All Connecticut Towers Open

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The Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday it will keep all the air traffic control towers in Connecticut – and nationwide – open.

The FAA initially proposed closing the towers on April 7th, but pushed that back until June as a result of legislation Sen. Richard Blumenthal passed to postpone the closings. The agency said Friday it would keep the towers open, at least through the end of this fiscal year.

\”The towers are critically important to job creation and economic growth , not to mention safety in the six regions affected in Connecticut and hundreds of others across the country,\” said Blumenthal, who praised the FAA\’s decision.

The sequester issued cuts to domestic programs and defense spending, and Blumenthal said Friday his \”strong preference would be to deal with the entire sequester in a thoughtful and balanced way.\”

\”My hope is that we will deal with the sequester in a comprehensive way rather than piecemeal,\” said Blumenthal. But, he said, this was \”the best way to set the template or the bipartisan approach.\”

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2 thoughts on “FAA To Keep All Connecticut Towers Open

  1. The Conn-servative

    So this probably means that political hack, “hey I got a job as airport manager and no one else applied”, Tim Larson at Tweed New Haven will keep his job?

  2. zbiór

    Having read this I believed it was extremely enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this informative article together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

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