FAA Awards USD$2.5 Mln in Airport Grants

September 29, 2010

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The US Federal Aviation Administration has selected three airport projects to receive USD$2.5 million in funding.

The FAA announced that the money had become available because airport projects around the US had come in under budget.

Ray LaHood, US Transportation Secretary, said: "With these additional Recovery Act dollars, we can provide a bigger boost to economic growth while we modernise more of our airports."

The move follows USD$9 million awarded to five other airport projects earlier this month.

The three additional projects are:

-- USD$1.2 million for maintenance of aircraft taxiways and aircraft parking at Lawrence Municipal Airport, Massachusetts.

-- USD$1 million for continuing construction and paving of the new international terminal apron at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

-- USD$379,00 to complete the second phase of the terminal rehabilitation and replacing the terminal building roof at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport at Santa Rosa, California.

(Ken Symon)