Airports criticize 'recycled' proposals in Obama's transportation budget

"Given that the FAA Reauthorization bill sitting on the president’s desk awaiting signature, runs through fiscal year 2015 and contains no PFC increase, this budget is four years too late and the only thing it accomplishes is to harm the Airport Improvement Program, which the flying public pays for through the ticket tax.”

The Airports Council has sought an increase in the cap on the tax paid by passengers for facility maintenance from $4.50 to $7.