Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding a second installment of federal assistance to the Porter County Regional Airport for airport improvement efforts.
Airport Director Kyle J. Kuebler said, “Proceeds from this grant award regarding the reimbursement of the Airport Master Plan will help allow the airport to bring elements from within the Master Plan from concept to construction. The Airport Master Plan will help guide the development of the airport for the next twenty years, and addresses the programs necessary to maintain the airport's ability to be an aviation asset for our region.”
Director Kuebler continued, “Proceeds from this Grant Award associated with Airfield Marking allowed the airport to address new FAA Standards for required Enhanced Taxiway Markings, and Surface Painted Hold Signs, on all of the airport's taxiway system, as well as the enhanced safety that was afforded in the needed remarking of its two runways.”
Visclosky said, “Investing in our local infrastructure is essential to the safety of our citizens and the vitality of our economy, and today’s grant award will allow us to make great improvements in both these areas. These funds will provide the Porter County Regional Airport with the support it needs to complete elements of its Master Plan – a plan that will ensure the airport remains an engine of ingenuity and economic development in our region for many decades to come.”
The grant award totals $127,500.