1330 WFIN News with Doug Jenkins and Gus Sierra – Findlay Ohio
The Federal Aviation Administration's partial shutdown last month that lasted for nearly two weeks idled thousands of workers and halted airport construction. The impasse between House Republicans and Senate Democrats over funding for rural airports and workers' rights was lifted when a temporary funding bill passed congress but that money will run out on September 16th. Two projects at the Wood County Regional Airport in Bowling Green had to be put on hold but with the temporary funding, airport manager and treasurer Larry Garzony says as far as he knows the projects are back on track.
Garzony says he's not 100 percent sure that everything is back to normal…
A $90,000 taxiway replacement and a $20,000 runway re striping and marking are projects that have been submitted to the FAA by the Wood County Airport Authority.
Garzony said should congress reach another impasse in September when funding runs out again, putting the projects on hold would not necessarily cripple the airport…
In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner signed by Democratic Leader Harry Reid and five other Senate Democrats, action on a final FAA bill is long overdue.