House bill bad idea

A bill has been presented to Congress purporting to improve the efficiency of air traffic control through ham-fisted privatization.

 

House Resolution 2997 will do nothing to improve the air traveling public’s experience. Most air travel delays have nothing to do with ATC. The mostly likely cause of delay is poor airline scheduling; it simply is not possible for the airlines to put all of their airplanes on the same runway at the same time, as much as they have tried too.

The second reason is weather, which ATC can do nothing about, either. It is a fallacy to think the federal government will create a new organization for administering ATC that is more efficient than their past efforts with the Post Office, Amtrak and the Transportation Security Administration.

The transfer of expensive assets – paid for and owned by taxpayers, to a small group of airlines for their special benefit, and without compensation or oversight except by themselves – is nothing more than the corruption that Donald Trump campaigned to end when he promised to drain the swamp.

Your congressman will not know that ATC privatization is a bad idea unless you tell him so. I urge you to do that today.

Lee Sprague

Augusta

 

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