PRICE ANNOUNCES $10M GRANT TO FAYETTEVILLE AIRPORT
Fayetteville, NC –Today, Congressman David E. Price (NC-04), Ranking Member of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the City of Fayetteville will receive a $10 million grant to expand the terminal building at Fayetteville Regional Airport. The grant will be provided by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which is funded by the Airport and Airway Trust Fund as part of the annual T-HUD Appropriations bill. The AIP program helps eligible airports pay for improvements to enhance airport safety, capacity, and security or mitigate environmental and noise concerns.
“I am thrilled that the City of Fayetteville has received this grant,” said Congressman Price. “As Cumberland County and the Fayetteville area continues to grow and evolve, we must ensure that its residents and businesses have access to affordable and convenient aviation travel options.”
“The Fayetteville Regional Airport and Airport Commission are very excited to be awarded $10 million in 2016 from the FAA’s designated discretionary funding for non-hub airport terminals,” said Bradley S. Whited, Director of the Fayetteville Regional Airport. “This is the first year of a multi-year project that will transform our 47 year old airline terminal by updating the look and functionality to modern standards. This would not be possible if not for this dedicated funding and the FAA’s willingness to program Fayetteville Regional Airport for this award. Our goal is to improve the entire experience for our dedicated and loyal customers.”