WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) have announced that the City of Frederick has been awarded a $3,807,188 Federal Aviation Administration grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the removal of obstructions at the Frederick Municipal Airport. The airport is located miles from downtown Frederick and is a critical element of the city’s economic and business development growth.
“This grant will help ensure the safe and efficient transport of both people and cargo in and out of Frederick Municipal Airport – an airport that serves as one of this fast-growing region’s most important hubs for travel and commerce,” said Senator Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “I will continue to support smart investments in public infrastructure, because our roads, bridges and airports are what keep Marylanders connected and our economy moving.”
“Our regional airports play a key role in maintaining Maryland’s robust economy,” said Senator Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which funds DOT. “These funds in the federal checkbook mean improvements to the Frederick Municipal Airport runway infrastructure that are critical to keeping Western Maryland’s economy moving and Marylanders on the go.”
Frederick Municipal Airport will use the funding to remove obstructions on the Runway Five approach, initiating phase seven of an eight-phase obstruction removal program. This phase will include earth- and utilities work that will prepare the runway for an expansion designed to significantly increase the airport’s capacity.