Control Towers at Small Airports to Stay Open Until September

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The Transportation Departments says 149 control towers at small airports that were slated for closure will remain — open at least through Sept. 30.

The department sent out a brief statement Friday. It says Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has determined there is enough extra money, under a bill passed by Congress last month, to keep the towers open through the end of the budget year.