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FAA awards three more airports funding

September 29, 2010, 12:34 pm

Three more airports will see improvements and be safer thanks to money from the Recovery Act. The Federal Aviation Administration will be awarding more than $2.5 million to airports in Massachusetts, Georgia, and California.

In Lawrence, Massachusetts, the money will help the airport repave its taxiways and aircraft parking aprons. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be able to move forward with its paving construction, and the funds will also help an airport in Santa Rosa, Calif.

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt says the finding will help bring airport facilities up-to-date.

"We are thrilled that we have been able to stretch Recovery Act dollars to meet the needs of more airports," says Babbitt. "These projects will improve airport operations and help our airspace system to run more efficiently."

The Recovery Act was established last year to create more jobs and economic growth. Additionally, the funds are designated to repair roads, bridges, and other transportation-related facilities.

The FAA says more than $1.3 billion has already been distributed to benefit air transportation. Nine other airports received funding at the beginning of September.

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