Countdown to closure: Air traffic controller cuts expected to hit San Marcos tower April 21
As the sequestration of federal funds inches closer, San Marcos Regional Airport management and city officials are monitoring the situation and looking at options.
The airport is one of 149 facilities nationally notified that funding for the air traffic controllers who staff the tower could be cut as soon as April 7. A “pre-decisional notification” from the FAA issued March 21 says San Marcos Tower would lose funding April 21.
The San Marcos Airport Commission and City Council have scheduled a joint workshop Wednesday, April 3 at noon at City Hall to discuss the situation and review further options. That meeting is open to the public.
“We have not received official notice of the date funding would cease,” Stephen Alexander of Texas Aviation Partners said. “The FAA has said it will happen in three phases, staggered across airports.”