ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is running out of patience with the federal government’s top aviation official regarding the issue of aircraft noise near Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Reagan National airport.
Martin Di Caro. WAMU transportation reporter and FOX 5 contributor, says that in a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Hogan argued that Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta has not addressed concerns from residents about the issue of chronic aircraft noise.
Di Caro said the issue of aircraft noise intensified after the FAA began using the NextGen air traffic control system in 2015. The new system concentrated air traffic over narrow bands instead of dispersing the flight paths.
Di Caro spoke with neighbors who told him planes travel over their home nonstop since the change – sometimes two planes at a time.