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Confirmation That Airport Towers Will Remain Open

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Air Traffic Control Tower (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Air Traffic Control Tower (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Official word comes from the Federal Department of Transportation this afternoon that six regional airport towers in Connecticut –  along with 143 others around the country — will remain open, despite federal funds sequestration.  Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the recently enacted “Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013″ will allow the FAA to transfer enough money to both end employee furlouyghgs and keep the towers open through the fiscal year.  The towers — including Brainard in Hartford,  Tweed-New Haven,  Groton New London, Waterbury Oxford, Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Bridgeport and Danbury Airport –  were scheduled to close next month.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the recently enacted “Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013″ will allow the FAA to transfer enough money to both end employee furlouyghgs and keep the towers open through the fiscal year.

The towers — including Brainard in Hartford,  Tweed-New Haven,  Groton New London, Waterbury Oxford, Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Bridgeport and Danbury Airport –  were scheduled to close next month.

 

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