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Feds Find Money To Keep Airport Towers Open

Federal money has been found to keep air traffic control towers open at Easterwood and 148 other small airports through the end of September, which is the close of the federal budget year.

The Associated Press reported Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued a brief statement Friday that they found extra money from a bill Congress passed last month.

Towers outside the state of Texas were scheduled to close June 15 due to sequestration.

Staffing towers at Easterwood and 12 other municipal airports in Texas would have continued due to state money appropriated last month by the Transportation Commission.

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Posted by on May 10 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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