The Texas Department of Transportation may dampen the fiscal turbulence shaking the state’s small airports and potentially fund 13 Texas air traffic control towers slated for closure in the next few weeks.
Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday asked the Texas Transportation Commission to consider providing emergency assistance to keep the control towers open for the next 90 days, calling them a “vital safety network.”
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Limited funding would aid 13 control towers at airports in 11 cities: Brownsville, College Station, Dallas, Georgetown, Houston, New Braunfels, San Antonio, San Marcos, Tyler, Victoria and Waco.