Lipinski Announces $11.8 Million Federal Grant for Midway Airport (June 14, 2016)
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Midway Airport an $11.8 million grant to improve safety at the airport. The grant will pay for the rehabilitation of 4,747 feet of runway to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement.
“I am proud to announce this federal grant which will help maintain and improve the infrastructure of a facility that is a major economic engine for both the surrounding area and the region,” Rep. Lipinski said. “For the record number of passengers flying in and out of Midway Airport, this investment will help ensure that the airport is operating as safely and efficiently as possible. I will continue working to see that the federal government keeps investing in Midway and the neighborhoods and communities that surround it.”
Congressman Lipinski is the senior member from the state on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and serves on the Aviation Subcommittee.