DOT Awards Long Beach Airport More Than $2 Million in Grant Funding
2011-03-24 · By Editor
The City of Long Beach has been awarded $2,045,569 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation in support of projects occurring at the Long Beach Daugherty Field Airport.
“The Long Beach Airport is extremely important to our city’s economy, not only meeting a consumer need for passenger service but also playing a vital role in our goods movement system” said Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37). “This grant represents a major investment by our national government to substantially improve the airport’s aging infrastructure and provide immediate local construction jobs.”
The grant will rehabilitate and upgrade the aircraft terminal apron and taxiway, which is needed to maintain structural integrity of the pavement in both areas and ensure safe airfield operations. In conjunction with the Department of Transportation, the grant will be distributed through funding from the Federal Aviation Administration.
“The preservation and upkeep of the Long Beach Airport is a top priority for the 37th District. As a close-to-home alternative to other airports, like LAX, and a location for flight schools, law enforcement flights, private aviation, and charter flights, the economic impact of this facility to the Long Beach community and the southern Los Angeles area cannot be overestimated,” said Congresswoman Richardson.