After a federal court stymied Bush administration efforts to auction airline slots in New York, the Transportation Department is seeking a voluntary reduction in flight operations at LaGuardia, the worst-ranking airport in the U.S. for on-time arrivals. DOT wants airlines to cut maximum operations from 75 per hour to 71, a move it estimates would reduce delays by up to 41%. "We all want New York metropolitan airports to run more efficiently," said the Air Transport Association in response to the announcement.

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