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Control towers at small airports to stay open

3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago May 10, 2013 May 10, 2013 Friday, May 10 2013 May 10, 2013 1:28 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON- The Transportation Departments says 149 control towers at small airports that were set to close will remain open at least through Sept. 30.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has determined there is enough extra money, under a bill passed by Congress last month, to keep the towers open through the end of the budget year.

The towers are operated by contractors for the Federal Aviation Administration at low-traffic airports.

They were scheduled to close June 15 as part of the FAA's plan to accommodate automatic spending cuts required by Congress.

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