WICOMICO CO., Md. - The Obama administration is delaying the closing of nearly 150 airport control towers until mid-June.
We're told this is in order to deal with legal challenges. The first 24 closures were previously scheduled for this Sunday, including the Salisbury Wicomico Airport, to accommodate automatic spending cuts. However, local officials believe the FAA and the U.S. Department of Transportation are receiving backlash for closing these towers, which is prompting change.
"We do know that there are activities in Congress right now that will reinstate funding to keep all these air traffic control towers open with the start of the fiscal year," said Robert Bryant, Airport Manager at the Salisbury Wicomico Airport.
Bryant says pushing the extension closer to the next fiscal year, is good news for them.