WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, together with U.S. Representative John Delaney (all D-Md.) today announced that the City of Frederick has been awarded a $4,137,300 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the removal of obstructions at the Frederick Municipal Airport.
“The smooth functioning of operations at Frederick Municipal Airport is critically important to travel and commerce in Western Maryland and the entire region,” said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. “This federal investment ensures that people and cargo flying in and out of Frederick can get from point A to point B quickly, safely and efficiently.”
“Our regional airports play a key role in maintaining Maryland’s robust economy,” said Senator Mikulski, 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.”
“The Frederick Airport is a key economic asset and an important investment. This federal grant will help improve safety at the airport and help encourage further growth. Infrastructure investments mean local jobs and a stronger economy and federal support for regional airports is good news for our state,” Congressman Delaney said.
The Frederick Municipal Airport will use this federal funding to remove obstructions from runway approach and transitional services including the relocation of a gas line from a runway approach area. The grant will also provide funds to demolish multiple buildings located on Bailes Lane.
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