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Rep. Maxine Waters says more time needed for comment on air traffic plan

June 19, 2015
In The News

South Bay Rep. Maxine Waters said Friday that the public comment period for the proposed Southern California Metroplex to improve air traffic over Southern California should be increased from 30 to at least 90 days.

The Federal Aviation Administration began a series of public meetings last week to explain and receive comment on the draft environmental analysis for the Southern California Metroplex project.

Waters wrote a letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx requesting that the July 10 deadline for public comment be extended another 90 days. She said the affected communities need more time to consider the possible impacts.

“Thousands of people who live and work near these airports already experience significant levels of noise,” she said. “They deserve an opportunity to give serious consideration to how the SoCal Metroplex project will impact their daily lives.”

Based on that input, the agency could adopt all, none or parts of the proposal, which is online at