Congressman Bill Pascrell

Representing the 9th District of NEW JERSEY

Pascrell, Transportation Committee Colleagues Hold Hearing to Examine New York/New Jersey Air Traffic Congestion and Solutions

Jul 13, 2001
Press Release

Congressman grills FAA Administrator & aviation officials about, "inexcusable lack of progress"
on finding solutions to delays and airport congestion for North Jersey residents

NEW YORK - Saying that, "Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-8) that he and his colleagues on the House Aviation Subcommittee will be holding a congressional field hearing this Monday to examine the worsening air traffic congestion problem in the New York/ New Jersey area and possible solutions to reducing the delays.

Pascrell has long championed the need to reduce delays at Newark Airport and led the effort to have the FAA begin a National Airspace Redesign in the New York/New Jersey area.

The New York City region is the nation's largest population center with the nation's most congested airports and most complex airspace. LaGuardia (LGA), Kennedy (JFK) and Newark (EWR) airports - all owned and operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey - handle over 90 million passengers, 2.8 million tons of cargo, and over 1.4 million aircraft operations annually.

WHO: Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. ( D-NJ-8) and the House Aviation Subcommittee, FAA Administrator Jane Garvey and aviation officials

WHAT: Congressional hearing to examine the worsening congestion and delays at the region's three major airports

WHEN: Monday, July 16, 2001 9:30AM

WHERE: 1 World Trade Center, 43rd Floor, Oval Room, New York City, N.Y.