September 01, 2016

Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $5 Million In Federal Funds For Safety Improvements At Virginia Airports

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Danville Regional Airport will receive $2,427,098 and Mountain Empire Regional Airport will receive $2,525,004 in federal funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the rehabilitation of the airports ‘existing runways. Today’s funding was made available through the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

“The safety of Virginia travelers is the top priority of our airports and the FAA,” said Sen. Warner. “These funds will help renovate the infrastructure that Virginia airports rely on to provide flyers with safe and reliable facilities.”

The AIP provides grants for the planning and development of public-use airports that are significant to national air transportation.

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