In today’s Federal Newscast, along with bonuses, the Transportation Security Administration said it can legally pay employees who worked the first day of the shutdown.
The long partial government shutdown has had little effect on the flying public. The Transportation Security Administration has received a lot of attention, but what about those the public doesn’t see?
In today’s Federal Newscast, a review by the Center for American Progress looks at how much money federal workers could lose during the partial government shutdown.
President Donald Trump unveiled details about his plan to privatize air traffic control. Instead of the FAA handling all aspects of general aviation, a non-profit entity would handle shift service and “route efficiency,” and leave safety to the federal government.
Members of Congress from both parties have signaled they’re ready to consider privatizing air traffic control, or at least changing how it’s funded. One reason is the FAA’s struggle to modernize the systems that support safe flight. Many in Washington are wondering whether the system would function more efficiently as a commercial entity. Trish Gilbert, executive vice-president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain NATCA members’ concerns over the proposed switch.
Trish Gilbert, executive vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, joins host Mike Causey on today’s show. Mike will also talk about the upcoming elections with writers from the Federal Times. October 31, 2012