U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood announces $1 million grant for Greenwood Municipal Airport

Posted: 17 September 2012 | FAA | No comments yet

Grant for the rehabilitation and extension of Runway 1/19…

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a $1 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for the rehabilitation and extension of Runway 1/19 at Greenwood Municipal Airport.

“This funding will help improve safety at this airport,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said. “This investment will benefit Greenwood by bringing jobs and expanded infrastructure for continued growth.”

The FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant will provide for the replacement of runway pavement and extend the runway to meet the needs of aircraft using the airport. The project will begin this fall.

“This grant will improve the operational safety and efficiency of this airport,” said Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

AIP provides $3.35 billion in annual funding for projects that are vital to maintaining the safety, capacity, and environmental stewardship of our nation’s airports. More than 3,300 airports are eligible for AIP grants benefiting commercial passengers, cargo operations

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