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Shuster partners with Senate counterpart to move FAA legislation

New life was breathed into a somewhat stalled air transportation bill on Wednesday as U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, agreed to work with their respective members to extend the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding and push to enact legislation that would reform the agency.

As Shuster, chairman of the transportation and infrastructure committee, met with Fayette County agricultural proponents, he conferred with Thune and struck an agreement to move the related measures forward.

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Outlet: Herald-Standard
Type: Online
Date: March 10, 2016
Author: Patty Yauger
Title: Shuster partners with Senate counterpart to move FAA legislation
Link: http://www.heraldstandard.com/news/mon_valley/shuster-partners-with-senate-counterpart-to-move-faa-legislation/article_908fd2b2-602b-5868-ba7f-e29fcfdbef2e.html

Air traffic change gains altitude: Our view

Airline passengers have been told for years to expect a dramatic new air traffic control system that would use advanced GPS technology to replace the radar that has been used to guide aircraft over the U.S. since World War II. The system, known as “NextGen,” holds the promise of shaving time off flights in crowded corridors.

But, as with many government projects, the Federal Aviation Administration’s effort to implement NextGen is over budget and behind schedule. Another example of Washington doing a poor job of something a private company could do better?

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Outlet: USA Today
Type: Online
Date: March 2, 2016
Author: The Editorial Board
Title: Air traffic change gains altitude: Our view
Link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/03/02/private-air-traffic-control-our-view-editorials-debates/81226362/

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