U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and
Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) today joined
Congressman Frank Kratovil (MD-1
st) in announcing $1,175,000 from the Department of Transportation for improvements to the
will use the funds for construction that will extend the runway and make air traffic safer for the residents of
as well as those travelling to the region for both business and pleasure.
"Improvements to the Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport will be a tremendous benefit to Wicomico County and the entire Eastern Shore," said
Senator Cardin. "Wicomico County is a major tourist destination and airport improvements will help foster overall economic growth and development."
"Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport plays a key role in maintaining the Eastern Shore's economy. This runway extension will give more Americans access to beautiful Eastern Shore, while providing easier access to the area's historical landmarks and tourist attractions," said
Senator Mikulski. "I have consistently fought for the Eastern Shore in the U.S. Senate, and I will continue to work to ensure that Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport has a voice in Washington."
“These are critical funds that will make the air travel safer while improving our region’s status as a world class vacation site,” said
Congressman Kratovil. “Improving both the safety and capacity of
means easier access to the
for tourism and commerce, providing a shot in the arm for the local economy.”