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LB receives $2-million grant for its airport projects

March 25th, 2011 · No Comments · News

The City of Long Beach has been awarded $2,045,569 in grant funding from the US Department of Transportation in support of projects occurring at the Long Beach Daugherty Field Airport, US Rep. Laura Richardson (CA-37) announced Wednesday.
“The Long Beach Airport is extremely important to our city’s economy, not only meeting a consumer need for passenger service but also playing a vital role in our goods movement system,” Richardson said. “This grant represents a major investment by our national government to substantially improve the airport’s aging infrastructure and provide immediate local construction jobs.”
The grant will rehabilitate and upgrade the aircraft terminal apron and taxiway, which is needed to maintain structural integrity of the pavement in both areas and ensure safe airfield operations. In conjunction with the Department of Transportation, the grant will be distributed through funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. 
“The preservation and upkeep of the Long Beach Airport is a top priority for the 37th District,” Richardson said. “As a close-to-home alternative to other airports, like LAX, and a location for flight schools, law-enforcement flights, private aviation, and charter flights, the economic impact of this facility to the Long Beach community and the southern Los Angeles area cannot be overestimated.”

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