The House on Tuesday evening approved its version of legislation to fund DOT and FAA for fiscal year 2015, which begins Oct. 1.
The bill includes good news for airports with proposed funding for AIP at $3.35 billion and $140 million in dedicated funding for FAA’s Contract Tower Program and the agency’s contract tower cost-share program. The measure also continues the prohibition on FAA requiring airports to provide cost-free space to the agency.
The Senate is expected to take up its version of the legislation as early as next week. While the two versions are likely to be similar in terms of proposed funding for key aviation priorities, lawmakers ultimately will have to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions of the measure.