FAA behind schedule on tri-state overhaul, GAO finds

09/3/2008 | NextGov

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says the FAA has not yet developed a comprehensive plan for restructuring flight routes for airports in the crowded tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. The FAA says the project could save up to $300 million annually and reduce delays up to 20%, but it remains unclear whether the agency can meet its 2012 implementation goal. According to the report, the FAA has yet to determine where to locate a new radar system -- a decision that could delay the project until 2015.

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