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Murray Announces $1 Million for Paine Field Airport in Everett

Sep 25 2002

Federal grant money will support runway lighting improvements

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) today announced a total of $1 million in federal support to improve runway lighting at Paine Field. The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will be disbursed this week.

"Maintaining the function and safety of Washington's runways is a top priority," Murray said. "Thanks to these grants, Paine Field can make the improvements it needs to run safely, and at full capacity at a time when many of our nation's airports are struggling."

A Chair of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Murray secured the funding for the improvement projects at Paine Field in the fiscal year 2002 Transportation Appropriations bill.