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Trump’s transportation chief eyes Canada visit to explore private aviation system

The head of the Department of Transportation (DOT) may visit Canada in the coming weeks to examine the country’s privatized air traffic control system, according to Marc Garneau, Canada’s minister of transport.

Canada’s air traffic control operations are run by a not-for-profit corporation instead of the government, a setup which has been championed by the U.S. airline industry and some Republican members in Congress.

A trip by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to see Canada’s aviation system could signal that that the Trump administration is serious about exploring whether to support setting up a similar model in the U.S.

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Outlet: The Hill
Author: Melanie Zanona
Type: Online
Date: March 3, 2017
Title: Trump’s transportation chief eyes Canada visit to explore private aviation system
Link: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/322138-trumps-transportation-chief-may-visit-canada-to-explore-private