U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today reported that the Mobile Airport Authority will benefit from a $2.2 million federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funding will service facilities at the Mobile Regional Airport near Alabama’s Gulf Coast.
“Airport infrastructure directly impacts safety and efficiency, as well as economic competitiveness in communities,” said Senator Shelby, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “Mobile’s airport will see long-term benefits from this grant funding, which will improve aviation services that are important to businesses and residents of South Alabama.”
The AIP award, which is made up of $2.2 million in discretionary appropriations, will facilitate runway rehabilitation, runway lighting reconstruction, and allow for a new aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle. The Federal Aviation Administration, under DOT, oversees the AIP grant distribution.