While specific details are sorely lacking in President Obama’s new infrastructure investment proposal, it appears that increased funding of the NextGen program will be a higher priority than in previous stimulus spending efforts. Obama’s six-year plan, announced at a Sept. 6 speech in Milwaukee, includes refurbishment of 150 miles of runways and unspecified investments to advance implementation of the NextGen air traffic control modernization. There would be $50 billion in initial ...

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