Rachel Goodstein, president of the Friends of Meigs Field and executive director for Meigs Action Coalition (Booth No. 4013), said that the fight to keep open the Chicago general aviation airport, which was scheduled to close on Feb. 10, 2002, still is not over. “The city of Chicago and the city’s park commission passed ordinances that extend the airport’s lease on a month-to-month basis,” said Goodstein.
• H.R.2115, the “Flight 100-Century of Aviation Revitalization Act” introduced in May by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), was combined with S.824, the “Aviation Investment and Revitalization Act,” introduced in April by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and approved by unanimous consent in the Senate in late November. The bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration for four years and provides $59 billion in funding.