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Quincy Airport to receive federal grant

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Sep. 20, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Sep. 20, 2019 11:20 pm

QUINCY -- Quincy Regional Airport is one of five airports in Illinois to receive funds from the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program, U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth have announced.

Quincy Regional Airport will use the $1.028 million to reconstruct a runway and to purchase an aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle.

The other airports to receive funding were Chicago O'Hare International Airport, General Downing-Peoria International Airport, Scott Air Force Base and Mid-America Airport and the University of Illinois-Willard Airport.

In total, the five airports are receiving $38,776 million from the FAA.

It also was announced Friday that the state's Block Grant Program would be awarding $16,288,753 to the airports.

"Investing in our regional airports is key to our State's economic success," Durbin said. "This funding will help modernize our aviation infrastructure, provide key safety equipment, and improve the experience for travelers. I will continue working with Senator Duckworth to ensure Illinois communities have access to the federal funding they need to make air travel more efficient and safe."

"Investing in our airport infrastructure is vital to the strength of our state's transportation systems and our local economies," Duckworth said.

"This funding will help ensure our Illinois airports have the necessary resources to make much-needed improvements and support local job growth. I will continue to advocate for funding that makes our air transit safer and more reliable and spurs economic development across the state."

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