Lawmakers propose bill to privatize air traffic control
WASHINGTON - Legislation introduced in the House would transfer responsibility for air traffic control operations from the government to a private, nonprofit corporation.
That idea is part of an overhaul in how Washington oversees the aviation system.
That new federally chartered air traffic control corporation would come under a board representing system users.
The bill also tries to speed up the Federal Aviation Administration's safety approval process for new aircraft designs and equipment.
The measure comes from Republican Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania - the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman - and GOP Rep. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey, who heads the aviation subcommittee.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Edwards says he's likely to keep schools closed rest of school year
Family, church community remember beloved pastor who died from COVID-19
Prioritizing mental health during a pandemic
Three killed in murder-suicide identified by Zachary Police
Deputies searching for thieves who pulled off $40,000 tool heist in Ascension...