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America’s Antiquated Air Traffic Control System

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Did you know when you text someone that you’ve landed at the airport, you’re using far more advanced technology than your plane’s air traffic controller?  It’s a shameful fact that some of the methods they rely on today have not changed since the 1930’s. Over 60 countries – including all the developed nations - have modernized their systems but ours is stuck in the past thanks to politics and special interest turf wars.

To find out why, I asked Bob Poole.  Bob is America's foremost expert on private sector solutions to transportation issues. He’s advised virtually every presidential administration since Ronald Reagan’s and is the founder of and director of transportation policy at Reason Foundation.

A better, safer air traffic control system could be right at our fingertips and the controllers themselves want those changes to happen. But progress is in a holding pattern until we demand that Congress act. Enough is enough.

Join us as we discuss common sense solutions to this long-neglected problem.

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