Bishop Airport receives $7.8 million FAA grant

FAA news release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) intent to award $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
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The selected airports will receive funding for construction or equipment to increase the airports’ safety, capacity, and security. Many airports are vital to the local and regional economy, and support critical transportation needs for a broad range of business and other economic activity.
The grants include a $7.85 million award to Bishop Airport for a runway pavement improvement project.
“This supplemental funding allows us to invest in important infrastructure needs at the nation’s airports, especially those serving smaller and rural communities,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.
This second and final increment of supplemental funding was funded through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.  The Act provided an additional $1 billion in funding above the $3.31 billion awarded in the regular Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding during fiscal year 2018.
Under the Secretary’s leadership, the FAA is administering the supplemental program to strengthen the safety and efficiency of America’s airports. U.S. infrastructure, especially its 3,300 airports in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, increases the country’s competitiveness and improves the traveling public’s quality of life.
In the March 2018 omnibus funding bill, Congress provided historic levels of funding for infrastructure investments across America. Following the increase in funding last fiscal year, the Department invested $10 billion in new transportation infrastructure projects. The Department is committed to rebalancing investment in historically neglected rural America.
Please find the list of supplemental grant awards at: https://www.faa.gov/airports/aip/aip_supplemental_appropriation/

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First-Class Twit
First-Class Twit
3 years ago

But comrades – using FAA/public money to ensure Alterra/Rusty have a cool airport for their wealthy skiers is so MAGA!

Tinner
Tinner
3 years ago

Lookout, Bishop, here comes Rusty.

erik simpson
erik simpson
3 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

I suspect Inyo County may be less susceptable to Rusty’s blandishments than TML. Anyway, he’s moved on.

Tinner
Tinner
3 years ago
Reply to  erik simpson

Agree with Inyo County being less susceptible to Rusty’s blandishments, but as far as Rusty having been moved on? Don’t be so sure.