After a decade of lobbying, Frederick Municipal Airport finally got an air-traffic control tower, thanks to $5.3 million in federal stimulus money. Now, less than a year after it opened, the tower will be shuttered because of mandatory budget cuts.
March 28, 2013 Air-traffic controller Chris Swan looks out over the runways from within the new air-traffic control tower at Frederick Municipal Airport. More than $5 million in federal stimulus money was used to build the control tower, which is set to be shut down April 21, after less than a year of use. It is one of 149 nationwide designated to be closed because of sequestration. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post Buy Photo