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Trump’s infrastructure plan: What we know

Disappointing, to say the least.  Seems Trump’s transportation plans are more about private funding than any particular “travel” vision.  It still could be better than nothing.

So where exactly does the fire all the traffic controllers thing come from?  How personally did Trump take the FAA barrage on his Florida utopia?  Very, I think.

This is not good news either.  More kowtowing to the distrustful airlines.  You can bet the FAA doesn’t want it and that has got to have Huerta’s attention .

FY 2017 funding levels will support 19,445 FTPs in the Air Traffic Services unit whose primary function is to ensure the safe and efficient flow of ATC services throughout the NAS

A ha!  There is a NextGen component:

Congress has become increasingly frustrated by the pace at which the FAA has progressed and by regular criticism of NextGen in reports from the inspector general and the Government Accountability Office. A House committee last year voted to spin off the controllers and the NextGen program into a federally chartered nonprofit organization run by a board of directors. The bill was never called up on the House floor, perhaps because Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) knew there was strong bipartisan opposition in the Senate.

The issue has divided the airline industry, won surprising union support for leaving the federal workforce and drawn comparisons with other nations that have privatized their air traffic control networks. If it wins congressional support this year, the FAA would lose more than 65 percent of its workers and be reduced to the role of a regulatory oversight agency, much like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which issues auto regulations and recalls faulty vehicles.

House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.); Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.); there are two people to write to.

Interesting, these people at DIA and Jeffco RE…  I’m glad for my experience with the federal government.  No, it has nothing to do with this.  This is a

I still think Huerta’s on the hotseat and noise complaints are going to get much worse; this business of a few “community” meetings is retarded and I have no intention ever of sitting down, looking at a map, and discussing flight plans.  And the local entities–government and airports–must protect their home-turf communities.

Won’t do it?  I’m moving.

How long has NextGen been making people really mad?

Why have Jeffco and Denver been so removed?