September 16, 2022

At this time, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone (all D-Md.) introduced $8,463,915 in federal funding to help enhancements at Frederick Municipal airport and Carroll County Regional airport. The funds are offered by the Division of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Enchancment Program (AIP).

“Guaranteeing our airports are in the very best situation retains passengers protected, flights on time, and our economic system rising. And with these federal assets, we’re not solely serving to Frederick and Carroll County airports higher serve vacationers and regional companies, we’re additionally creating good-paying, native jobs,” stated the lawmakers. “We’ll proceed working to safe funding for vital infrastructure upgrades throughout our state as a result of these investments are key to supporting our native economies.”

The federal grants have been awarded as follows:

  1. $5,476,556 for Frederick Municipal Airport to increase the runway to fulfill the operational wants of the airport; and
  2. $2,987,359 for Carroll County Regional/Jack B Poage Area Airport to assist reconstruct the runway by relocating a portion of a public use street and reimbursing for land acquisition.

AIP funds varied forms of airport infrastructure initiatives throughout the nation, together with repairs and upgrades to runways, taxiways, airport signage, lighting and markings – all whereas creating 1000’s of good-paying, native jobs. The members have constantly fought to supply funds for airports and terminal operators, together with by securing a further $20 billion to handle the monetary impacts of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.