Lawmakers want faster work on pilot-fatigue rules

06/10/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Lawmakers are urging faster work by the Transportation Department on rules limiting pilots' flight time -- a measure Secretary Ray LaHood has been promising for a year. "The safety of the traveling public is paramount and we urge DOT to follow through on its commitment," wrote a bipartisan group from the House Transportation Committee and its aviation subcommittee. "Safety is our number one priority and addressing pilot fatigue is a crucial step toward making our skies safer," LaHood wrote in his response. "This rule is under review and we're working as quickly as possible to put forth a proposal."

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