U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood announces $1.4 million grant for Columbus Municipal Airport in Indiana

Posted: 18 September 2012 | FAA | No comments yet

Grant for the rehabilitation of a taxiway…

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a $1.4 million Federal Aviation Administration grant for the rehabilitation of a taxiway at Columbus Municipal Airport in Columbus, Ind.

“This funding will help enhance safety for travelers using Columbus Municipal Airport,” Secretary LaHood said.“Making important investments in our aviation system promotes safety and economic growth in communities across the country.”

The FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant will rehabilitate Taxiway D, a heavily used taxiway to the terminal apron that has exceeded its service life. The project will begin in October and should be completed later this fall.

“We are pleased to provide this grant that will boost the operational safety and efficiency of this airfield,” said Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.

The Airport Improvement Program (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 and general aviation activities throughout the nation.

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