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PAA Meets with DOT and FAA

In response to a letter from 35 members of Congress to the Secretary of Transportation urging immediate action, the FAA and DOT arranged a stakeholder meeting on July 9. Participants included PAA, the League of American Orchestras, and Chamber Music America, among other arts representatives. Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation, opened the meeting by pledging action on the regulatory front. The conversation involved productive dialogue among arts participants and representatives from nearly the full array of major commercial and regional airlines. The FAA will convene a follow up meeting this fall and will share a rule-making timeframe for next steps when it releases its agency-wide calendar for FY15 regulatory activity.