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Delaney Announces $3.8 Million DOT Grant for Frederick Airport

September 24th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) announced today a $3.8 million dollar Department of Transportation grant to the City of Frederick to extend the runway at the Frederick Municipal Airport. The grant will allow the city to purchase additional land and remove existing obstructions.

 

“Locally and nationally, I believe that smart investments in infrastructure equals jobs and a stronger private sector,” said Congressman John K. Delaney. “An expanded runway in Frederick will help the airport compete for additional traffic. The Frederick Airport supports thousands of jobs and millions in business revenue. Combined with the new tower and Frederick’s prime location near Baltimore and Washington, the Frederick Airport is an asset worth further investment, as evidenced by this grant. Local officials and business leaders have made it absolutely clear how important the airport is to Frederick’s long-term growth and fighting for our airport is one of my priorities in Congress.”

 

In May, Delaney introduced significant infrastructure legislation, the Partnership to Build America Act (H.R. 2084). The bill creates a $50 billion dollar infrastructure fund, which can be leveraged to $750 billion, that requires no appropriated funds. H.R. 2084 currently has 23 Republican and 22 Democratic co-sponsors

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