Saturday, July 26, 2014

Rep Nolan announces $31,500 grant for Walker Municipal Airport (Y49), Minnesota

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have awarded $31,500 to the Walker Municipal Airport, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan announced July 24.

The grant will provide federal funding for the restoration of airport apron (the area where aircraft are parked while boarding), taxiway, and runway through crack repair and pavement patching.

 Nolan, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, as well as the General Aviation Caucus, emphasized the importance of local airports for tourism and business in Minnesota’s Eighth District.

“Regional airports, like Walker Municipal Airport, play a crucial role in our rural economy by providing transportation to business commuters and visitors alike,” he stated. “Maintaining safe and efficient airport operations with this grant will support good-paying middle class jobs in the region, from construction, to business and tourism.”

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