Air Traffic Controllers

Air Traffic Controller (file/credit: CBS 2)

Flight Delays Come To An End After FAA Furloughs Are Lifted

Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.

04/28/2013

LaGuardia Airport (Photo by MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Congress Approves Bill To End Furloughs Of Air Traffic Controllers

The House approved the measure Friday on a 361-41 vote, one day after the Senate agreed to the bill. The action came with lawmakers streaming toward the doors for a week-long spring recess.

04/26/2013

Am empty station at an airport control tower (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: The Politics Of The FAA Furloughs

We couldn’t let today’s news about the FAA furloughs soon coming to an end go by without some fact checking on some things we’ve heard.

04/26/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit:blumenthal.senate.gov) /LaGuardia flight delays (file/credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs ‘Enhance Risk’ At Nation’s Airports

The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.

04/24/2013

Passengers stand in line at LaGuardia Airport. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Flight Delays Pile Up At NYC-Area Airports After FAA Budget Cuts

Airline passengers are facing travel troubles. The Federal Aviation Administration has furloughed 47,000 workers because of federal budget cuts.

04/22/2013

Teacher, Meat, and the LaGuardia Airport control tower (credits: clipart.com, clipart.com, Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes Effect

Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.

03/01/2013

Passport Control Station at Newark Liberty International Airport (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New Jersey Members Of Congress Decry Sequester’s Impact On Air Travel

“If you think there were long lines before, you’re not going to be able to imagine what it’s going to be when we have the furloughs,” the Transportation Security Administration’s Justin Bourque told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.

03/01/2013

Departure board at LaGuardia Airport (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sequester Likely To Make Air Travel An Even Bigger Headache

Air travel could become the human face of the sequester, with long delays expected at big airports and an effect also likely on smaller airports.

02/28/2013

Rep. Bill Pascrell in Moonachie, N.J. - Feb. 25, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

Local Lawmakers Warn Of Budget Cuts If Deal Not Reached In Washington By Friday

The $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.

02/25/2013

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (credits: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: #Obamaquester

That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.

02/22/2013

Air Traffic Controller (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Gov’t Watchdog: FAA Repeatedly Drags Its Feet With Whistleblower Complaints

In a letter sent to the White House and Congress Tuesday, a government watchdog group said that controllers in one of the busiest centers in New York slept on the job, watched movies while on duty and often violated safety rules.

05/08/2012