National Alliance Formation

New York City, February 25, 2009

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An unprecedented array of airline, business, travel and tourism industry leaders joined the Port Authority in New York City on February 25, 2009, urging full funding for NextGen initiatives to overhaul the country's air traffic control system and finally put an end to delays that plague the nation's air travelers.

The Port Authority and its co-host, The University Transportation Research Center - Region II, asked a panel of experts to hone in on the importance of NextGen technologies as a key component of capacity enhancements and, ultimately, global competitiveness. The panel included representatives from the following organizations:

  • Air Line Pilots Association
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Partnership for New York City
  • Regional Plan Association

The newly formed National Alliance to Advance NextGen, composed of nearly 100 organizations representing millions of people, calls for an FAA reauthorization bill that includes the funding necessary to advance, install and operate NextGen technology as quickly as possible, and to do so in the New York metropolitan region first, as studies have shown that 75 percent of the nation's air traffic delays have their genesis at one of the region's airports.

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