It is good that the air traffic control staffing has been corrected. I don't think anyone in our forum would dispute that. But we may have a "rob Peter to pay Paul" situation as a result. Don't get me wrong I am 100% glad that air traffic flow can be properly managed again by adequate staffing. It is good for the workers and for the general flying public. Most of us are probably not aware that other things may result however. TVC could be affected. This is probably just one of many examples to come.
Courtesy: Traverse City Record Eagle
Airport Could Lose Millions Meant For Runway Expansion
"Transportation department officials have not yet announced how they will use the flexibility provided in the legislation, but Klein said cuts to airport improvement funds are expected to provide a portion of the funding."
"The legislation puts at risk funding for $5 million to lengthen of Cherry Capital’s main runway. The project would allow commercial jets that use the airport to carry full passenger loads in the summer. The warmer, lighter air of summer provides less lift for the jets so they need more runway, and airlines currently compensate by carrying up to 14 fewer passengers."