Press Release

August 17, 2023
Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $6.5 Million for Improvements at Hagerstown Regional Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (all D-Md.) today announced $6,687,449 in federal funding to help Hagerstown Regional/Richard A Henson Field reconstruct its taxiway and taxiway lighting. The funding, provided through the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP), will support infrastructure improvements at the airport to meet operational needs and safety standards.

“Hagerstown Regional Airport is an essential hub for Maryland’s economy, tourism and public safety. This federal funding will help make critical improvements to a regional airport that keep Marylanders – particularly those living in smaller, rural areas – moving safely and efficiently,” said Senator Cardin. “Team Maryland will continue to be a champion for important investments in both our transportation infrastructure and in our rural communities.”

“Hagerstown Regional Airport supports our local economy and helps ensure that people, goods, and a range of cargo get where they need to go when they need to get there. That’s why we fought for this investment to make sure it can continue to serve Maryland businesses, residents, and visitors safely and efficiently. We will keep working to secure the funding that helps our airport facilities remain top-of-the-line, so our local economies can continue to thrive,” said Senator Van Hollen.

“With this new investment in Hagerstown Regional Airport, we’re rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, investing in Marylanders, and driving business to Washington County,” said Congressman David Trone. “This long overdue funding will create thousands of good-paying jobs and boost economic opportunity in the region. In Congress, you can always count on me to bring federal resources to our state and support our regional airports.”

AIP funds various types of airport infrastructure projects across the country, including repairs and upgrades to runways, taxiways, airport signage, lighting and markings – all while creating thousands of good-paying, local jobs. The members have consistently fought to provide funds for airports and terminal operators, including by helping to pass the fiscal year 2023 appropriations package, which included an estimated $1.5 billion for AIP projects.