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NTA Hails FAA Legislation

February 17, 2012

NTA praised Congress for reauthorizing long-term funding for the Federal Aviation Administration this week—and President Barack Obama for signing the $63 billion bill into law.

"This legislation will create a safer air transportation system with greater capacity," said Lisa Simon, NTA president. "It funds much-needed airport improvements and expansions across the country, plus our air traffic control system can now be modernized with NextGen technology."

NTA has placed a high priority on passage of this legislation since 2008, following the expiration of the last long-term bill funding FAA. 

"Passage of a four-year bill provides stability. We appreciate the leadership of the Congressional transportation committees during the last two sessions and the support of President Obama," said Simon.  "This is a great start toward increasing the United States’ global competitiveness, and we look forward to the next step: improving intermodal access to the nation’s airports."

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