LaHood says sleeping on the job won't fly with him
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:51:42 GMT —
Officials spent the last week touring the county's control towers.
This after two air traffic control personnel were fired for sleeping on the job.
Napping doesn't fly well with the man in charge.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says, "Controllers need to come to work well rested. We believe they're well trained and they need to come to work alert. The reason is, is because we're not going to pay people in these very important safety positions in aviation, to sleep."
LaHood announced earlier that the FAA was adding an hour to the minimum amount of time controllers must be off between shifts.
They are now off nine hours instead of eight.