Airlines

Texas to Pay to Keep Air Traffic Towers Open

Taking over after sequestration budget cuts

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The Texas Department of Transportation says it will pay to keep air traffic control towers open at 13 small airports when those facilities lose federal money next month.

Gov. Rick Perry had asked the agency to step in when the federal budget cuts take effect beginning April 7. The Texas Transportation Commission said Thursday that it will approve the money at an emergency session next week.

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