Airport receives federal grant for apron project

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The Putnam County Regional Airport will receive a federal grant to assist with the reconstruction of its apron.

The $64,447 grant was announced Wednesday as part of $2.26 million awarded to airports throughout Indiana for safety and infrastructure improvements.

Throughout the country, $520.5 million is being in vested in American airports, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced.

“This $520.5 million in federal support to airports across the country will help to keep our nation’s airports in good shape and make air travel a better experience for passengers,” Chao said.

The grants to six other airports in Indiana include the following awards:

• $300,000 to Logansport/Cass County Airport to update the Airport Master Plan.

• $150,000 to Marion Municipal Airport to modify a snow removal equipment building.

• $374,738 to Peru Municipal Airport for runway lighting work.

• $423,045 to Richmond Municipal Airport for taxiway rehabilitation.

• $573,000 to Wabash Municipal Airport for taxiway rehabilitation.

• $373,950 to Arens Field in Winamac for runway lighting work.

“America’s airports provide a gateway to the world for our citizens while at the same time delivering first impressions of the United States to visitors from abroad,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson. “It’s in our national interest to make them the crown jewel in our transportation system. The Airport Improvement Program allows us to do just that.”

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