U.S. airports will need $71.3 billion of capital through 2017, a funding goal they will not be able to meet unless the passenger facilities charge cap is lifted and the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds is protected, an airport group said Tuesday.

Airports Council International-North America's 2013 Capital Needs Survey identified Texas, Florida, and California as the states with the most capital-needy airports over the next five years, requiring $8.3 billion, $7 billion, and $6.6 billion, respectively. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the single neediest airport by ACI-NA's estimate, with more than $1.5 billion of capital requirements.

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