Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Ranking Member of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that 10 Maine airports will receive a total of $14,795,574 to make critical infrastructure improvements. This funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Fiscal Year 2022 Airport Improvement Program. Senator Collins co-authors the appropriations bill that funds this program each year.
“Maine’s airports are vital pieces of our state’s transportation network that promote job creation and economic development. Throughout the state, airports play a critical role not only in carrying residents and visitors, but also in facilitating medical services for those in rural communities in emergencies when seconds count,” said Senator Collins. “This significant investment will allow airports across our state to make much-needed improvements to their infrastructure, improving the safety and efficiency of operations.”
Maine airports will use this funding to support airport improvement projects, such as runways and taxiways. The funding will be allocated as follows: