FAA Proposes New Way to Fund Air-Traffic Control

The federal government wants to change the way the nation's air-traffic control system is funded. Instead of taxes on passenger tickets, the Federal Aviation Administration is proposing moving to user fees and fuel taxes, and making airlines pay a premium for using congested airports.

Details of the changes were announced on Wednesday at a Congressional hearing. The move is opposed by private aviation groups and is questioned by many lawmakers.



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