Rep. Lipinski Announces New Federal Funding for Soundproofing of Homes around Midway Airport (September 15, 2014)
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $10 million grant for noise mitigation measures around Midway Airport. In all, the federal government will provide sound insulation for 364 homes, improving the quality of life for almost one thousand people.
“Midway Airport is a well-run, economic engine in the region, serving millions of passengers a year and nearby communities,” said Rep Lipinski. “While the airport is a boon for area residents, having grown up less than a mile from Midway I know that issues such as airplane noise are a downside. That is why I am happy to help bring more federal funding for soundproofing area homes.”
Congressman Lipinski is the senior member from the state on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and serves on the Aviation Subcommittee.
“Whether it’s finding dollars to rebuild and add safety devices to runways, helping to bring additional service to places such as our nation’s capital, fighting to prevent overnight tower closures, or working for more soundproofing in the surrounding neighborhoods, I will continue to strive to make Midway better for everyone,” stated Lipinski.