Rep. Lipinski Announces More Federal Funding for Soundproofing around Midway Airport (August 6, 2015)
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded another $10 million grant for sound insulation in homes around Midway Airport. Midway will also receive an additional $210,000 to purchase new equipment.
“While Midway has certainly provided economic benefits to surrounding communities and the entire region, I know firsthand that issues such as airplane noise are a downside,” said Rep. Lipinski. “That is why I am happy to help bring more federal funding for soundproofing area homes. I will continue to strive to make Midway better for the people that live and work around it, as well as the millions of passengers that it serves annually. My office is always open to input regarding matters involving the airport.”
Congressman Lipinski (IL-3) met this week with the new Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans and Managing Deputy Commissioner of Chicago Midway International Airport Erin O'Donnell. In response to a number of Midway noise complaints, additional sound monitors have been placed in communities around the airport.
In September of last year, a separate $10 million grant was announced for noise mitigation measures around Midway Airport. That grant provided sound insulation for 364 homes, helping almost one thousand people.
Congressman Lipinski is the senior member from the state on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and serves on the Aviation Subcommittee.