Members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation Announce Over $6.5 Million for Airport Improvements
Supports Airport Operations in Arkansas, Clay, Jackson, Miller, Monroe, Pope, Saline, Sharp, Scott, Van Buren and White Counties
Washington, DC, June 3, 2015
U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—today announced that 11 Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $6.5 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions...
Contact: Sara Lasure, Boozman, 202-224-4843
Cotton – Caroline Rabbitt 202-224-2353
Crawford, James Arnold 202-225-4076
Hill – Mike Siegel, 202- 225-2506
Womack – Claire Burghoff, 202-225-4301
Westerman – Ryan Saylor, 202-225-3772
LITTLE ROCK - U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton—along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman—today announced that 11 Arkansas airports have been awarded more than $6.5 million from the Department of Transportation to support facility upgrades and expansions.
“Transportation infrastructure is vital for local commerce and private sector job growth,” Boozman said. “Arkansas will benefit from these airport improvements because they will help accommodate future development throughout the state.”
"Local airports are a critical part of Arkansas’s infrastructure system and I applaud the Department of Transportation’s selection of these 11 deserving Arkansas airports,” Cotton said.
"Modern airport infrastructure paves the way for regional growth by allowing local businesses and tourism to flourish,” Crawford said. “Our local communities will be well served by these improvements that set the stage for job growth and increase connectivity throughout our state."
"Today’s announcement awarding grants for infrastructure improvements at the airports in White and Saline counties will be a boost towards our state’s long-term economic goals. Upgrading these facilities will help us recruit new industry to central Arkansas, while enhancing air safety for those traveling in and out of our state," Hill said.
“In the state of Arkansas, rural communities matter, and I am pleased to announce these Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants which ensure our rural communities – and especially Russellville, which is uniquely situated to become one of Arkansas’s most dynamic cities – can remain accessible through safe and modernized municipal airports and continue to grow,” Womack said.
“I am pleased these grants are coming home to Arkansas. Without strong infrastructure, we cannot expect our economy to grow,” Westerman said. “This investment at home will help these communities add jobs and opportunity.”
The airports receiving funding are as follows: