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Congressman Tom O´Halleran

Representing the 1st District of Arizona

O’Halleran Announces Grant Funding for Rural Airports in AZ01

June 6, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) applauded the recent announcement by the Department of Transportation to award over $4 million to rural airports in Arizona for reconstruction and improvement projects. 

“I am pleased to see much-need funding going to these airports in rural areas,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “The projects made possible by these funds will improve tribal and rural communities' access to goods and resources, as well as create jobs both during and after construction is completed.”

The grants have been awarded to the:

  • Sedona Airport - $200,332
  • Holbrook Municipal Airport - $150,000
  • Kayenta Airport - $200,000
  • Window Rock Airport - $3,127,911
  • Polacca Airport - $394,289

Funds will be used to rebuild and expand runways and maintain the structural soundness of facilities.

The U.S Department of Transportation is responsible for ensuring safe, efficient, and accessible transportation system for the American people. Funds will be disbursed through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

During the 115th Congress, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass O’Halleran’s bipartisan amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, requiring the Comptroller General to analyze the impact of any future reforms to the Essential Air Service (EAS) on the local economies, businesses, and air travel in communities that benefit from EAS funding. The Essential Air Service guarantees that rural and small communities that were once served by certificated air carriers before airline deregulation in the 1970s continue to receive a minimal level of scheduled commercial air service and access to the National Airspace System.

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