Today, Congressman Mike Michaud announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded four grants totaling $2,641,846 for the purposes of developing and implementing a regional comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS). The Bangor International Airport, Northern Aroostook Regional Airport, Central Maine Airport of Norridgewock, and Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle all received grants.
"These grants will make improvements to Maine's smaller airports, which is critical for increasing travel and creating new economic opportunities in the more rural parts of our state," said Michaud, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. "I am pleased to see the FAA recognizing the importance of Maine's rural airports. Infrastructure investments like these create jobs and help to boost Maine's economy over the long-term."
FAA grants were awarded to four airports in Maine's second congressional district:
Bangor International Airport -- $151,815 for environmental mitigation
Northern Aroostook Regional Airport -- $285,000 for taxiway construction and runway rehabilitation
Central Maine Airport of Norridgewock -- $2,170,000 for runway rehabilitation
Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque Isle -- $35,031 for snow removal equipment and runway rehabilitation