With more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive, policy analyst and transportation professional, Stephen D. Van Beek currently serves as executive director of policy and strategy for LeighFisher, a global transportation management consultant focusing on the delivery of financial advisory, planning and operations solutions. Van Beek advises airport and transport clients and coordinates policy and business strategy across the consulting firm’s lines of business. Current projects include strategic planning and policy analysis, multi-modal planning, transportation funding, and finance, as well as federal laws/regulations/policy.
Short term solution may be increased contribution from the General Fund of the US Treasury
Enough is enough: End the current impasse on short-term government funding and the debt limit.
Be warned: The sequester “meat cleaver” remains raised to cut towers and furlough air traffic controllers in the next fiscal year
As part of the agency’s sequestration implementation plan, the FAA will begin a four-week phased closure of the 149 federal contract towers beginning on April 7.