FAA Grant Awarded To Frederick Municipal Airport

It will be used to extend the runway.

It will be used to extend the runway.

Frederick, Md (KM) Frederick Municipal Airport is receiving some federal funds. . The Federal Aviation Administration is providing $5.4-milion to the local airport to extend its runway.

The agency is also providing almost $2.9-million to Carroll County Regional Jack Poage Field Airport to help reconstruct a runway.

The money comes from the FAA’s Airport Improvements Program.

The announcement of the funding  was made by Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, and 6th Representatives David Trone and 8th District Representative Jamie Raskin.

In a statement, the lawmakers say: “Ensuring our airports are in the best condition keeps passengers safe, flights on time, and our economy growing. And with these federal resources, we’re not only helping Frederick and Carroll County airports better serve travelers and regional businesses, we’re also creating good-paying, local jobs. We will continue working to secure funding for critical infrastructure upgrades across our state because these investments are key to supporting our local economies.”

By Kevin McManus