12:12pm

Mon July 25, 2011
The Commonwealth

FAA Funding Impasse Not Affecting LOU

Congress will continue discussions this week to work out a deal to continue funding the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA ran out of money on last Friday and some 4,000 employees were put on furlough. Airport modernization projects were also put on hold this week. None of that should affect the Louisville Airport, though.

Federal officials have stressed that air traffic controllers and airplane inspectors will remain on the job. A spokeswoman for the Louisville Airport says travelers won’t notice any differences, and if any local workers have been furloughed, she hasn’t heard about it.

The stalemate over FAA funding centers over a GOP proposal that would make it harder for workers to unionize and subsidies for rural communities.