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Mac Tichenor (DAL)
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FAA funding
      #322383 - 08/04/11 11:17 PM

Hoping to keep this out of the hot section... Does anyone know whether the small markets* whose subsidies are proposed to be eliminated in the House version of the FAA funding bill constitute the entirety of that subsidy program or were they picked out from a larger constellation of markets? In other words, does the house bill propose to eliminate the subsidy program or just a selected part of it?

Thanks,
Mac

*Morgantown, W.Va.; Athens, Ga.; Glendive, Mont.; Alamogordo, N.M.; Ely, Nev.; Jamestown, N.Y.; Bradford, Pa.; Hagerstown, Md.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Johnstown, Pa.; Franklin/Oil City, Pa.; Lancaster, Pa.; and Jackson, Tenn.


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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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FAA funding [Re: Mac Tichenor (DAL)]
      #322392 - 08/05/11 07:02 AM

Mac -- From the DOT site:

"SIZE OF THE EAS PROGRAM QUESTION: How many EAS communities are currently
subsidized and how much does it cost?

ANSWER: As of April 1, 2009, we subsidized 45 communities in Alaska and 108
in the rest of the United States and Puerto Rico. The EAS budget jumped from
$50 million on FY 2001 to $113 million in FY 2002 after the attacks of
September 11. The FY 2009 budget is $123 million."

http://tinyurl.com/3ewna3x

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Mac Tichenor (DAL)
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Re: FAA funding [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #322413 - 08/05/11 12:31 PM

Thanks, Scott. Perusing the DOT site, as of May 2010, it was up to 109 markets and $163 million (153 markets and $175 million counting Alaska).

I'm told that the main issue ensnarling the FAA funding debate is the unionization rules, but I suspect this EAS sideshow has not been pretty to watch from close range.

Mac


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Mase Taylor
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Reged: 04/29/04
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Re: FAA funding [Re: Mac Tichenor (DAL)]
      #322414 - 08/05/11 12:47 PM

I heard a blurb on the radio this morning that the Senate is going to vote and pass a temporary funding measure for FAA. This would mean all the layoffs and work stoppages can be reversed.

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Mac Tichenor (DAL)
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Re: FAA funding [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #322424 - 08/05/11 02:23 PM

Right, Mase. It's the House version, including the subsidy cuts, but allowing the Sec. of Transportation to issue waivers to continue the subsidies on a case by case basis. It's only a 6-week stop-gap. I think the last time the FAA had anything other than temporary funding was 2007.

No way to run a railroad, IMO.

Mac


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Scott Dunham (RDU)
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Re: FAA funding [Re: Mac Tichenor (DAL)]
      #322452 - 08/05/11 07:25 PM

I believe if you look at the GOP's EAS cuts, they're concentrated in areas represented by Democratic supporters of the union rules. Purely a coincidence, I'm sure...

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Reams Goodloe
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Reged: 05/07/04
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Re: FAA funding [Re: Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]]
      #322540 - 08/07/11 12:46 AM

>>The FY 2009 budget is $123 million."<<

And the tax lost is now over twice that ?
Good thinking.
Exactly what any business would do when facing fiscal crisis....

What a bunch of dysfunctional idiots.

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