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Clinton announces federal regulations to ease airport congestion

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Clinton took steps to ease airport congestion Thursday by unveiling a new batch of federal regulations.

The president's actions were contained in an executive order, which means they will take effect immediately and will not require congressional approval.

Clinton said he is taking several major steps to ensure that U.S. air travel in the 21st century is the safest, most cost-effective, most efficient in the world:

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  • Creating the Air Traffic Services Organization. This new group will work within the Federal Aviation Administration and focus exclusively on air traffic delivery systems. It will be a performance-based organization with a chief executive officer plucked from the private sector. The CEO's pay will in part be determined by a performance-rating system the organization will reach with commercial airlines.

  • Creating an air traffic services subcommittee to work with the FAA's aviation management advisory council. This board of private citizens will oversee air traffic operations and budgets within the FAA, and will be expected to develop "tools and incentives" for the FAA bureaucracy to provide better, more customer-driven air traffic service.

  • Directing the Department of Transportation and the FAA to see what "impediments are standing in the way of streamlining airport congestion."

    Clinton also said Congress must share in the responsibility of improving air travel by reforming the way air traffic control services are financed. He said his administration is working with Congress "to speed up the upgrade of the facilities and equipment at airports and air traffic control centers."

    With a chuckle, the president ended his announcement by saying he will "wait patiently in those (airport) lines next year for Congress to do its part."



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