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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will provide $7,801,583 through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to fund infrastructure projects at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Today’s grant announcement includes $4,617,000 for noise mitigation measures at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to protect local residences and $3,184,583 to rehabilitate the apron at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Senator McConnell advocated for AIP funding in this year’s government funding bill, which he helped craft as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill passed the Senate and became law earlier this year.
“The two airports receiving today’s grants are the largest in Kentucky and connect our major urban areas to business opportunities and travel destinations across the world. To secure the Commonwealth’s place at the center of America’s transportation system, we must continue to improve our infrastructure and provide the best experience for travelers possible. The federal funds delivered through today’s announcement will go a long way toward achieving that goal,” said Senator McConnell.
“These funds enhance the Airport Authority’s ongoing efforts to be a good neighbor through our noise mitigation programs near Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “We are appreciative of Senator McConnell’s continued support for Louisville’s airports, which remain a major economic driver for the region.”
“We are grateful for this funding award from the FAA and Senator McConnell’s continued support of CVG and our infrastructure projects,” said Candace McGraw, CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. “This grant will assist us in rehabilitating apron areas that are needed for aircraft parking and additional cargo activity. Infrastructure investments at CVG continue to ensure we are creating jobs for our community and are increasing our $6.8 billion economic impact on the region.”