Federal budget funds Oshkosh air traffic control

Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2014 --- 10:40 a.m.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Air traffic control towers at more than 250 small airports in Wisconsin and elsewhere will be staffed through September under the federal budget adopted last week.

Many of the control towers were slated for closure last year amid federal budget cuts. The towers are operated by private contractors, and the Federal Aviation Administration was looking to end those contracts. The agency later delayed the closings.

Oshkosh Northwestern Media reports the new federal budget contains $140 million for air traffic control contracts to keep the towers staffed through Sept. 30.

The affected airports include Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.


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