Bush administration backing off takeoff auction plan at Kennedy, Newark
A couple of months ago, the Bush administration made promises to ease airport congestion — an issue one would hardly consider worthy of addressing directly through the president, what with all the warring and all.
Now they’ve begun to backtrack from plans to change traffic patterns at JFK and EWR. Which leaves one to wonder: is there nothing this administration isn’t determined to screw up?
Schumer also ripped the “pilot program” suggestion. “If the administration wants to experiment with it on trial basis, they shouldn’t be trying it out at the busiest and most crowded airports in America,” Schumer said in a statement. “This is the absolute wrong place to do it.”