The US House of Representatives passed an extension of temporary FAA funding through June 30, including providing $2.76 billion in contract authority to restart the currently suspended Airport Improvement Program. "It is imperative that we reinstate the AIP program immediately," Rep. James Oberstar (R-Minn.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said (ATWOnline, Feb. 12). "Unless we do so, we will lose the spring construction season, and will not be able to do ...

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