Three US Airports Receive $13m in Federal Grant for Runway Projects

23 July 2009 (Last Updated July 23rd, 2009 18:30)

The US Transportation Department has granted $13m for runway rehabilitation projects at San Antonio International Airport, McAllen-Miller International Airport and Kerrville Municipal Airport. The department's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has sanctioned $3m to expand the runway

The US Transportation Department has granted $13m for runway rehabilitation projects at San Antonio International Airport, McAllen-Miller International Airport and Kerrville Municipal Airport.

The department's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has sanctioned $3m to expand the runway at the San Antonio Airport and $5.4m to renovate a runway at McAllen Airport.

The two projects are part of the $787bn stimulus bill passed by Congress earlier this year.

The FAA has also set aside $5m for Kerrville Airport to transform a parallel taxiway into a runway, but the money was not part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.