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Airport Towers Close Under Forced US Budget Cutsi
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March 29, 2013 12:09 AM
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will close 149 air traffic control towers beginning in early April, as part of mandatory spending cuts designed to trim millions of dollars from its budget. Transportation officials say the budget cuts to civil aviation will not compromise safety on the ground or in the skies. VOA's Chris Simkins reports on a community outside Washington where some think shutting down a newly-built control tower is a mistake.

Airport Towers Close Under Forced US Budget Cuts

Published March 28, 2013

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will close 149 air traffic control towers beginning in early April, as part of mandatory spending cuts designed to trim millions of dollars from its budget. Transportation officials say the budget cuts to civil aviation will not compromise safety on the ground or in the skies. VOA's Chris Simkins reports on a community outside Washington where some think shutting down a newly-built control tower is a mistake.