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[Teterboro Airport Index]
Record, Friday, June 14, 2001
Lawmakers say $8.5M secured to redesign
By Daniel Sforza
Reps. Steve Rothman, Rodney
Frelinghuysen, and Mike Ferguson announced Wednesday that $8.5 million will go toward
redesigning the New Jersey and New York airspace, the most congested in the nation.
The three lawmakers also are asking the Federal Aviation Administration officials to make
airplane noise reduction of the "primary purposes" of the redesign process.
"Residents of northern New Jersey, particularly near Teterboro Airport, are currently
subjected to an unreasonable barrage of aircraft noise," said Rothman, D-Fair Lawn.
"It is vital that the FAA make aircraft noise reduction a major focus of their
Ferguson, Frelinghuysen, and Rothman all want the FAA to consider using higher altitudes
and ocean routes for planes.
The FAA is studying ways to better route the traffic across the nation and above New
Jersey and New York. The redesign is focused on reducing delays by allowing planes
to travel closer together and by creating more routes in the skies.
Newark International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York consistently rank along the
airports experiencing the most flight delays, something the redesign is intended to
"I'm looking forward to the day when I can both see and hear the results,"
Rothman said. "Nothing would make me and thousands of other people in northern
New Jersey happier than the sounds of silence."