FAA announces roughly $5 million in infrastructure grants to seven airports

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding nearly $5 million in airport infrastructure grants to seven airports in Indiana.

“Infrastructure projects funded by these grants will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other economic benefits for local communities,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said in a statement.

Grants include:

– $150,000 to Crawfordsville Regional Airport to build a terminal building

– $1,125,000 to Elkhart Municipal Airport to install a perimeter fence

– $464,427 to Indianapolis International Airport to rehabilitate taxiway lighting

– $150,000 to Kendallville Municipal Airport to build a building

– $750,000 to Marion Municipal Airport to build a taxiway

– $144,090 to North Vernon Airport to build a taxiway

– $1,469,500 to Shelbyville Municipal Airport to rehabilitate a runway

– $720,265 to the State of Indiana to update the State System Plan Study

Selected projects include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of firefighting facilities, and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons, and terminals. The construction and equipment supported by this funding increase the airports’ safety, emergency response capabilities, and capacity, and could support further economic growth and development within each airport’s region, according to the FAA.

The agency announced $477 million in airport infrastructure grants to 264 airports in 44 states, the Pacific Islands, and the District of Columbia.

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