The Federal Aviation Administration could save $1.7 billion by consolidating air-traffic control centers and radar rooms used in air-traffic control, according to a study by the Reason Foundation. "Without consolidating airspace and air traffic facilities, NextGen is at risk of becoming merely a very costly upgrade of hardware and software, without the large productivity gains that should constitute a major portion of the business case for this transition," said Michael Harrison, a co-author of the Reason study.

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