US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters yesterday issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would allow airports to base charges assessed to airlines on "the time of day and the volume of traffic" rather than just aircraft weight, raising the possibility that "congestion pricing" could be imposed by airports. The proposal threatened to unravel the truce Peters reached with US airlines last month over managing congestion at New York JFK (ATWOnline, Dec. 21, 2007). ATA President and CEO Jim ...

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