updated: 8/3/2010 3:06:23 PM

Porter County Airport Lands Federal Funding

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The United States Department of Transportation is awarding a $150,000 grant to the Porter County Municipal Airport Authority. The funding will be used to update the airport's master plan study.

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Press Release

August 3, 2010

Washington, DC: Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded a grant to the Porter County Municipal Airport Authority.

“The Porter County Airport is an important element of the local infrastructure that can help spur economic development in the region,” said Visclosky.

The funds from the department’s Federal Aviation Administration will support the updating of the airport’s master plan study (airport layout plan) to assist the airport in making future development decisions. “The master plan is going to carry forth the airport development for the next 20 years,” said Airport Manager Kyle Kuebler, upon hearing of the funds. The existing airport layout plan is twelve years old.

The grant for the Porter County Airport totals $150,000. This award comes just days after Visclosky announced several community and transportation project funds for Northwest Indiana communities that were included as part of H.R. 5850, the 2011 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week.

Source: The Office of Congressman Pete Visclosky

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