FAA is reversing course on its plan to end federal funding for 149 contract towers on June 15. The decision follows the passage late last month of The Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 (RFDA), which provides FAA the ability to shift $253 million in funds to cover operations. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Friday announced that the funding in RFDA provided enough flexibility for FAA to transfer money from other accounts to cover tower funding through the remainder of the fiscal ...
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