Breaking news: Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has introduced a “manager’s amendment” to H.R. 4, a bill meant to provide long-term FAA funding. The amendment would remove the U.S. ATC system from the FAA and allow it to be run by a board where the airlines will have unparalleled control. AOPA urges pilots to contact their member of Congress today. Learn more
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Florida voters reject 'trains over planes' planFlorida voters reject 'trains over planes' plan

Florida voters reject 'trains over planes' plan

Florida voters repealed an amendment to the state constitution requiring a high-speed rail system. That's particularly significant to pilots because the rail plan threatened to divert state funds away from airports. Florida has one of the most robust airport development programs in the nation, currently spending about $92 million. Thanks to the repeal of the amendment, that money will continue to go toward aviation.

January 7, 2005

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