US Congress appears to be moving this week toward passing a combined surface/air transportation funding extension that would keep FAA fully operational through at least Jan. 31, 2012. US House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) unveiled Friday an FAA funding extension through Dec. 31 at a 5% reduction to budget levels (ATW Daily News, Sept. 12). But House and Senate leaders quickly moved beyond that proposal and by Monday appeared ...

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