SAN MATEO, CA- Congresswoman Jackie Speier released the following statement in response to the FAA Further Update Report to the FAA Initiative to Address Noise Concerns of Santa Cruz/Santa Clara/San Mateo/San Francisco Counties:
“I am more than deeply disappointed with the newest FAA release of the Norcal Initiative Further Update on Phase Two,” Speier said. “The FAA has unilaterally changed course and halted the design of the NIITE Departure southbound transition which would bring relief to thousands of my constituents whose sleep is disrupted multiple times during the night. “
In two previous reports the FAA had determined that the NIITE departure southbound transition would be feasible and last year started the standard design process. Now the FAA has abruptly hit the brakes and stopped the design process.
“The FAA must go back to the design board and continue the process it started last year if it expects to have credibility with the community of interest that worked so hard on this process,” Speier said.