FAA/TRACON CONSOLIDATION TOWN HALL MEETING
Congressman Poe Hosts Community Meeting on Proposed Changes at SETX Regional Airport
BEAUMONT, TX Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) will host a community meeting for residents and stakeholders in Jefferson County to discuss the proposed changes by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to the Terminal Radar Control Centers (TRACON) facilities at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport in Beaumont, Texas.
WHO: Congressman Ted Poe
FAA, NACTA, AOPA Representatives
Houston Airport Systems Representative
Local Elected Officials and Community Stakeholders
WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 2007
7pm 8pm CST
WHERE: Port Arthur YMCA
6760 9th Avenue
Port Arthur, Texas
Congressman Poe successfully fought to include an amendment to the Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill prohibiting the FAA from using funds in this bill to eliminate, consolidate, or plan to consolidate TRACON facilities. The bipartisan measure gained approval of the US House of Representatives. In addition, Congressman Poe also sponsored a separate bill to suspend the authority of the FAA to eliminate, consolidate, or plan for the consolidation of any air traffic control facility. H.R. 2443 has 78 bipartisan cosponsors.
Congressman Poe serves on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Aviation Subcommittee.