Measure in Congress, a step closer to getting flights back on schedule | News
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now)- Today the House will look
at a bill geared towards getting flights back on time at the airport.
The Senate passed the bill
yesterday, to end furloughs of air traffic controllers, which has caused
thousands of flights to be affected.
Tucson International Airport
is not seeing delays, but if flying to a major airport, travelers still could.
The measure would provide
enough funding to fully staff those positions through September 30; one step
closer to getting flights back on time.
Over 40 percent of delays
this week were from not having enough traffic controllers in towers, this was
according to the FAA.
Big airports like the ones
in New York and Los Angeles have been affected big time. Even though furloughs could end immediately
under the bill, the FAA said it will take time to redo all those work
The House will take up the
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