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US DoT: where to next for New York aviation gridlock?


The US Department of Transportation (DoT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have formally abandoned the Bush Administration’s proposal to implement a ‘slot auction’ plan for New York’s three airports – Newark, La Guardia and JFK. Since the earliest announcement of the slot auction plan in 2008, it has drawn heavy opposition from almost all concerned parties and resulted in several legal challenges to the proposed rules, announced in Oct-2008. [1056 words]

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  • Opposition sinks slot auction plan
  • Consultation ongoing, but no new plan

Graphs and data:

  • Recent DoT measures to control New York region airport congestion
  • New York region airport passenger traffic: Year to date to February
  • New York region airport aircraft movements: Year to date to February
  • Departure and arrivals on time performance: Feb-2009
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