Moran discusses privatization of air traffic control

Published: Jun. 23, 2017 at 5:28 PM CDT
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Sen. Jerry Moran made a stop in Wichita Friday to explain his take on President Trump's proposal to privatize air traffic control.

Earlier this week, the House unveiled a plan that would move air traffic control out of the FAA and to a private group made up of industry stakeholders.

The president first proposed the idea earlier this month.

Senators will soon start discussing the matter.

Sen. Moran, a Republican, said he's concerned about smaller airports, saying he thinks privatization would mean placing more resources where there are more passengers.

"When the issue becomes volume, those of us who live any place but the largest cities with the largest airports were, in my view, are going to be at a disadvantage," Moran said.

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) said the House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee plans to vote on the House plan next week.