Confirmation That Airport Towers Will Remain OpenOfficial 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.
Report: Smaller Airport Towers Will Remain OpenTransportation Secretary Ray LaHood has assured lawmakers the Obama administration will prevent the closure of 149 small airport towers -- sox of them in Connecticut -- as a result of legislation passed by Congress, according to officials involved in negotiations on the bill.
FAA Will Keep Small Towers Open Until June The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until June 15, federal regulators announced Friday.
FAA Going Ahead With Plans To Close Smaller Airport TowersThe FAA announced Friday it plans to go ahead with plans to close air traffic control towers at smaller airports -- including six in Connecticut: Brainard in Hartford, Tweed-New Haven, Groton-New London, Waterbury-Oxford, Danbury and Bridgeport-Sikorsky.
Sequester Will Close Towers At Six Airports In StateMembers of the Connecticut Congressional delegation say the budget cuts required by the sequester which took effect Friday will mean closing of six air traffic control towers in Connecticut in a month.

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