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Commission ruling protects Austin runways from power lineCommission ruling protects Austin runways from power line

Plans to build an extensive new power line won't interfere with operations at Bird's Nest Airport near Austin, Texas, thanks to a ruling by the state Public Utility Commission. The panel ruled that structures near Bird's Nest Airport must be built to avoid any interference with the new or existing runways at the airport. AOPA has been working on this issue since November 2007, when the Lower Colorado River Authority announced plans for the high-voltage power transmission tower route that would potentially impact the airport. Read more >>

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