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4:20 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Full Staffing For The Rochester Airport Tower

Credit Monroe County

There is some good news about staffing at the Rochester Airport control tower.

The Rochester Airport will continue to have full night-time staffing. That according to Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, who was in Washington this week to express concerns about the impact of federal budget cuts on the local airport.

The FAA had earlier announced that it would eliminate midnight shifts of air traffic controllers at about 70 airports around the country. No decision was given for the change of heart. The keeping of the midnight shifts is separate from the furloughs of controllers that happened last month.

Brooks said earlier this week that she is concerned about money being shifted away from the FAA's Airport Improvement Program, and how that would impact projects at the Rochester Airport.  Brooks says she is hopeful additional action will be taken in the near future to also protect that funding.