The FAA is delaying Airport Tower decision until end of the week to review the numerous responses from airports on why their tower should stay open.
J. David Grizzle, Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Aviation Administration issued this release-
As you are aware, the FAA has offered to airport sponsors for 189 airports within the FAA's contract tower program the opportunity to explain why the elimination of funding for the tower operations at their airports would adversely affect the national interest.
The FAA has received a very large number of responses. In order to review comprehensively the submission on behalf of each airport, the FAA will delay the date of its final decision and announcement of which airport tower operations it intends to cease to fund.
The FAA will make that announcement on March 22, 2013.