By Keith Laing - 08/05/11 07:07 PM EDT
The nearly two-week shutdown of the FAA resulted in 4,000 FAA workers being furloughed. Transportation observers said another 70,000 workers were placed out of work because about 200 airport construction projects were canceled during the impasse.
The shutdown is projected to have cost the federal government $30 million because taxes that are normally collected on airline ticket purchases were unable to be deposited into the Aviation Trust Fund.
President Obama is expected this afternoon to sign the bill to fund the FAA that was passed earlier Friday by the Senate.