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Seven Hoosier airports to receive grants

Photo courtesy of the Peru Municipal Airport

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business)- The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding  $2.26 million to seven Indiana airports. The grants will fund airport safety and infrastructure projects. 

The funding comes from a $520.5 million national investment in America’s airports.

“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.”

The award recipients in Indiana include:

• $64,447 to Putnam County Regional Airport in Greencastle for apron reconstruction.

• $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.