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TxDOT Keeping 13 Air Traffic Control Towers Open After Sequestration

Sequestration = No federal $ to keep small airports Air Traffic Control Towers open.

Texas solution = TxDOT to give $750,000/month to 13 small Regional airports in order to keep the towers open.

My question: Who is flying at these airports? Corporate jets, hobbyists, commerce jets, public safety jets? Should we really be using our tax money on these towers?

Different points of view from different news outlets:

ABC, Dallas/Ft. Worth - http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/txdot-could-help-fund-control...

FOX, Austin - http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/21818265/txdot-to-pay-to-ke...

Waco Tribune - http://www.wacotrib.com/news/business/txdot-to-pay-to-keep-t...

Houston Chronicle - http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/TxDO...

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safer without the tower

Close all the towers its safer without them. Slow down and enter the traffic pattern. Aircraft based avoidance systems are available. But Gov workers stop technology for job preservation.

R3ovlUTION charles walker 8322474577

Isn't this more or less what we would hope for.

That is to say, if the tower needs to be there that the state will take it over, and there will be none of the overhyped "consequences" of sequestration. What will the big spenders in DC have to frighten us with next time? They've alrerady laid off all teachers, firefighters, and policemen as well as closing all the control towers....right?

Josh Brueggen
Jack of all Trades
Precinct Commiteeman Precinct 5 Rock Island Co Illinois

In Sugar Land, 3rd largest

In Sugar Land, 3rd largest airport in Houston metro area, it is mostly corporate jets and hobbyists who don't want to deal with IAH or Hobby.

Southern Agrarian