U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., announced nearly $2 million in grants for transportation and research projects in Arizona’s District One. The recipients are the town of Taylor, the city of Page and Northern Arizona University.
“These resources make a difference in our district, whether it’s for a small town or a major university,” said Kirkpatrick, who represents Arizona on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Agriculture Committee. “Every time we secure a grant that boosts our transportation, infrastructure or education, we’re boosting our local economies as well.”
Taylor Airport received a $356,265 from the U.S. Department of Transportation grant. It will go for the replacement of Runway 3/21 vertical/visual guidance system and to install runway end identifier lights to make the airport more accessible by improving approaches to the runway ends.
The Page Municipal Airport received a $266,000 grant for reconstruction of 60,000 square yards of its outdated terminal apron pavement and for construction of a 1,350-foot extension to parallel Taxiway C, eliminating the need for aircraft to back-taxi on Runway 7/25.
Northern Arizona University netted $1,305,006. The National Science Foundation award will fund a research project to analyze social and ecological systems across national parks and adjacent parcels in the western United States.
According to the NSF, “research activities will include (a) a focus on the influence of the management mosaic on decision-making by managers; (b) soil/vegetation/remote sensing assessment to delineate ecological boundaries; (c) novel development of landscape scale social decision-making and ecological connectivity models; (d) integration of social and ecological data into a generalizable spatial coupled systems model; and (e) an analysis of factors contributing to the success or failure of participatory processes.”