From the Times Ledger:
Borough President Helen Marshall and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) have criticized a Federal Aviation Administration’s plan to shut down all but two aviation weather forecasting offices, including one serving LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports.
She warned that the could make it harder for pilots and air traffic controllers to avoid potentially hazardous weather conditions.
Marshall has requested that the FAA and National Weather Service explain why the consolidation plan is necessary.
Schumer also criticized the consolidation plan, saying it would “remove the very people whose expertise is vital to this area and which would worsen already-congested air traffic over the New York City area.”