AASHTO Journal

Gregory Pecoraro – president & CEO of the National Association of State Aviation Officials or NASAO – stressed in a July 13 hearing on Capitol Hill that “additional investment at the federal level is needed” to clear the over $40 billion backlog of priority Airport Improvement Program or AIP-eligible projects, especially among general aviation airports.

In his testimony before the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Pecoraro stressed that state aviation agencies continue to play an important role in managing the National Aviation System.

Within that network, the role of states in managing and promoting aviation as a vital access point to the entire transportation network is becoming even more critical especially in terms of maintaining airport infrastructure under their purview.

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