KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Congressman Alan Grayson said he's working to stop the potential closure of the closest
air traffic control tower to Disney World and the Orange County Convention Center.
There are 129,000 safe
"We are on the layoff list, the list where they cut the funding," said Grayson.
Grayson said he's working to get the airport off the list, which he thinks shouldn't exist to begin with.
"Why is it that the richest, most powerful country in the entire world would be cutting its
Kissimmee's mayor said there is no way the city could afford to keep the tower open, as staffing it costs a half-million dollars a year, which is about half of the
"Of all the things to cut, why cut
The airport director said the airport could operate without the
"Closing down control towers in a metropolitan area will increase the risk for accidents," said Terry Lloyd, the director of aviation at KGA.
Lloyd said closing the tower would force many businesses that use the airport to go elsewhere, reducing the airport's estimated $100 million economic impact.