A job growth bill passed by the House this week included a $500 million boost for airports, although it did not have the money for accelerating NextGen that airlines were pushing for. The focus now moves to the Senate, which is expected to craft its own bill early next year. The Air Transport Association would have preferred to have NextGen funding included in the House bill, a spokesman said. However, the group is working closely with the Senate, and is “cautiously optimistic we will be ...

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