Rep. Lipinski Announces $3.1 Million Federal Grant for Midway Airport (August 18, 2014)
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Midway Airport a $3,116,597 grant for pavement, drainage repair, and electrical components to rehabilitate 6,522 feet of runway.
“The number of passengers using Midway Airport is at a record high and the airport continues to add service to more destinations,” said Rep. Lipinski. “That is why I am proud to announce this federal grant which will help maintain the infrastructure of one of the main runways at Midway. Proper maintenance is necessary to continue the safe and efficient use of the airport and to keep it a major economic engine for the neighborhood and for the region.”
Congressman Lipinski is the senior member from the state on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and serves on the Aviation Subcommittee.
Earlier this month, Southwest Airlines began nonstop service between Midway International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Lipinski played an integral role in securing this new service, which began with six daily roundtrips last week and adds three more next month.