Rep. Lipinski Announces $3.2 Million Federal Grant for Midway Airport (September 1, 2015)
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Midway Airport a $3.2 million grant to improve safety at the airport. The grant will pay for the resurfacing of taxiways to maintain the structural integrity of the pavement and work on a lighting system to better handle low visibility situations.
“The number of passengers flying in and out of Midway Airport is at a record high and that number is expected to grow as 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 and improve the infrastructure of a facility that is a major economic engine for both the surrounding area and the region. 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.
Recently, Lipinski announced that the FAA has awarded another $10 million grant for sound insulation in homes around Midway Airport. Since coming into office, he has helped secure tens of millions of dollars for projects to improve the airport and the community.