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US Transportation secretary Mary Peters.(NORTH AMERICA Report)(Brief article)

US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and US airlines in late December announced a compromise solution in which flights will be capped at New York JFK during peak hours and carriers will make voluntary scheduling changes. Neither congestion pricing nor auctioning of existing capacity will be imposed by the government.

However, in early January DOT announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would allow airports to base charges assessed to airlines on "the time of day and the volume of traffic" rather than just aircraft weight, raising the possibility that "congestion pricing" could be imposed by airports (see article, p. …

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