Belfast awarded $138,000 for airport improvements

May 30, 2014
Source: cityofbelfast.org Belfast Municipal Airport

U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, and U.S. Senator Angus King today announced that several Maine airports have been awarded federal grants, totaling more than $4.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to be used for general improvements and safety enhancements.

One of the airports to be granted funds is Belfast Municipal Airport, which will receive $138,000 to plan for required improvements.

“Maine's large geographic area makes air travel an important transportation option that connects towns and cities across the state,”said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “Maine's small airports play a vital role in supporting local businesses, especially in the state's more rural regions. This funding will help make necessary improvements and maintain a safe operational environment at our airports.”

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