Lipinski Announces More Grants for Midway Airport (September 21, 2016)
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Midway Airport two grants to improve safety at the airport. An almost two million dollar grant will be used to help rehabilitate over a mile of runway to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and to minimize foreign object debris. In addition, a separate grant for $72,000 will help pay for equipment needed to reduce the risk of runway incursions and conflicts between aircraft and vehicles operating at the airport.
“Midway Airport serves an important role in national air travel and our regional economy,” said Rep. Lipinski. “This investment will help to ensure that the airport is operating as safely and efficiently as possible.”
Lipinski is the senior member from the state on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and serves on the Aviation Subcommittee. Since coming into office, he has helped secure tens of millions of dollars for projects to improve the airport and the surrounding community.
Last week, he announced a $17.5 million grant for soundproofing homes around Midway Airport.