FAA headache: No $$$ to keep Witham air traffic control tower and 148 others open

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (Source: USA Today)

The Federal Aviation Administration is moving ahead with plans to close 149 small air-traffic-control towers across the nation as part of mandated spending cuts, reports USA Today.

“We don’t have the money to keep them open,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told the House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation Tuesday. “It’s a big headache for us.”

For the complete story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/16/towers-at-149-small-airports-to-close/2089091/

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