Transportation Secretary on Budget Cuts: Over 100 Air Traffic Control Towers May Be Closed

February 22, 2013 - 3:24 PM
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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, speaking at the White House press briefing on Friday, said that more than 100 air traffic control towers at airports with less than 150,000 flight operations per year may be closed down in order to meet the $1 billion budget cuts required by the sequester for his department.