Lipinski Announces $2.2 Million Grant for Midway Airport

Today, Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-03) announced that Chicago Midway International Airport will receive a $2,214,674 federal grant to rehabilitate one of the airport's five runways.  This grant, which was awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration, will be used to improve the airport's second largest runway, runway 04R/22L.

"Midway is one of America's busiest airports and a major economic engine in the Third Congressional District," said Rep. Lipinski.  "With nearly 20 million passengers passing through Midway last year alone, and with many Third District residents living and working in the surrounding communities, it is critical that air travel at Midway be as safe as possible.  That is why I am proud to announce this grant.  This $2.2 million will allow Midway to improve its airfield and continue its record of excellent service.  And most importantly, a rehabilitated runway will help make Midway a safer airport for passengers and area residents."

Congressman Lipinski is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure where he serves on the Subcommittee on Aviation, which oversees and sets America's aviation policy.

(June 11, 2008)


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