WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today announced $1,696,734 in federal funding to support improvements at the Easton/Newnam Field airport. The funds are provided through the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and will extend and improve the airport’s runway and safety area to meet the operational needs of the airport and safety standards.
“Ensuring our airports are in the best condition keeps passengers safe, flights on time, and our economy growing. And with these federal resources, we’re not only helping the Easton/Newnam Field airport better serve travelers and regional businesses, we’re also creating good-paying, local jobs,” said the lawmakers. “We will continue working to secure funding for critical infrastructure upgrades across our state because these investments are key to supporting our local economies.”
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 securing an additional $20 billion to address the financial impacts of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.