Feb 2, 2011 4:28 PM by Bea Karnes

Sen. Bennet: FAA bill would benefit Colorado Springs

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill currently before congress would benefit Colorado Springs residents by protecting them from runway delays, according to Sen. Michael Bennet.

"This bill will help make air travel more reliable and ensure that Colorado's airports, big and small, continue to be economic engines for our state and
communities," Bennet said. "Whether you are traveling to visit loved ones or for a business meeting, few things are more frustrating than sitting at your gate or on the tarmac while your flight is delayed. The new FAA bill will help ease stress for travelers by bringing our badly outdated air traffic control system up to date. While security and safety remains a top priority, this bill will allow for more flights, fewer delays and greater opportunity for economic growth."

According to Sen. Bennet's office, nearly 15 percent of all flights in Colorado Springs departed late and more than 21 percent arrived late in 2010.



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