Press Release Article
PORT AUTHORITY STATEMENT ON OPINION DELIVERED BY U.S. GAO REGARDING AIRPORT AUCTIONS
Date: Sep 30, 2008
Press Release Number: 106-2008
The opinion handed down today by the U.S. Government Accountability Office is the right one: The FAA currently does not have authority to auction slots, and the GAO noted it would block attempts by the FAA to advance its plan.
We applaud the GAO and remain firmly committed to continuing to work with airlines, elected officials and passenger advocates to stop the USDOT and FAA’s proposal. It’s wrong to raise prices for everyone by implementing an untested and unauthorized scheme, particularly in this economy. The Port Authority’s Task Force recommended the correct approach – increasing capacity and reducing delays while improving customer service – and we'll keep fighting for those needed changes until the federal government makes them a reality for passengers.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey