Snowe, Collins Announce Over $3 Million in Transportation Funding for Maine Wednesday, February 18, 2009 |
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration has awarded grants totaling $3,091,480 to Maine for aviation projects throughout the state.
“Maine’s transportation infrastructure must be maintained and improved in order to keep residents connected to people and economies all over the world,” Senators Snowe and Collins said in a joint statement. “The most recent funding from the Department of Transportation has been provided to airports across the state for necessary upgrades and developments.”
The funds will be distributed as follows:
The Department of Transportation (DOT) aims to improve safety, increase mobility in support of the nation’s economy, protect human and natural environment, achieve organizational excellence, and support the national security strategy.
- $1,500,000 to Portland International Jetport- This grant will begin phase one of runway safety improvements.
- $600,000 to Dexter Regional Airport- These funds will provide funding for a phase of the runway 16-34 rehabilitation.
- $200,000 to Northern Aroostook Regional Airport in Frenchville- These funds will be used to build a snow removal equipment building.
- $87,452 to Dewitt Field- Old Town Municipal Airport in Old Town- This grant will be used to purchase a snow blower so that the airport can maintain safe and operable service during inclement weather.
- $35,000 to Sugarloaf Regional Airport in Carrabassett- This grant will fund the construction of an aircraft parking apron.
- $460,000 to Bangor International Airport- These funds will be used to develop an interactive training system for operations and safety staff as well as improve the cargo apron.
- $123,693 to Town of Wiscasset- This grant will provide for a snow removal equipment building at Wiscasset Municipal Airport.
- $85,335 to Eastern Slopes Regional Airport Authority- These funds will be used for a master plan update that will evaluate and recommend measures to increase the self-sufficiency of Eastern Slopes Regional Airport.