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Mikulski announces funding for Hagerstown Airport

May 20th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced Senate passage of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations bill, which includes $159 million to fully fund 149 federal contract air traffic control towers across the nation, including five in Maryland.


“This bill is good news for federal contract air traffic control towers and the communities and jobs that rely on them,” Senator Mikulski said. “In recent years, these contract towers and their communities have faced shutdown, furloughs and uncertainty. They're in communities like Easton. And the Frederick Municipal Airport that the President uses periodically for coming to Camp David. And also Hagerstown, Martin State, and one serving Salisbury and Ocean City. I will keep fighting to ensure the continued operation of our regional airports, making our nation safer and our economy stronger.”


The legislation would provide funds to keep open all federal air traffic control towers, including the following five in Maryland:


·         Easton/Newnam Field

·         Frederick Municipal Airport

·         Hagerstown Regional Airport

·         Martin State Airport

·         Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport


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