Kildee announces $3.3m grant for Bishop Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-MI) announced Tuesday that Bishop International Airport will receive a $3,324,818 Federal Aviation Administration grant for the expansion of the terminal building.

“Throughout my career, the success of Bishop Airport has been one of my highest priorities and I am very happy that Bishop has been awarded this funding for its continued expansion,” Congressman Kildee said.

As Bishop Airport continues to grow, it will draw increased business investment to our region as well as improve transportation options for our communities. This is wonderful news for our area and I will continue to work to ensure that Bishop can thrive, serve our local communities and expand our economy for years to come.”

According to Bishop Airport Director Jim Rice, Congressman Kildee has helped secure more than $100 million in federal aid for the airport. In July 2010, Congressman Kildee announced a $3.4 million grant to expand and renovate the terminal building. In September 2009, Congressman Kildee helped secure a $1.8 million grant to rehabilitate the airport’s terminal apron, used for parking aircraft while they are loaded and unloaded. In July 2009, Congressman Kildee announced a $3.5 million FAA grant to improve pavement and runway conditions as well as de-icing. — R.S.

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