U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today joined Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) to announce that the Fort Smith Regional Airport will receive a $4.9 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funding will be used to shift a taxiway and complete the final stage of airport construction.
“Today’s grant announcement is great news for Fort Smith. This funding will allow the airport to make much-needed infrastructure upgrades so they can meet FAA safety standards and continue to support the region’s growing business and transportation needs,” Pryor said.
“This is exciting news for my hometown of Fort Smith. The investment will help meet the demands placed on the Fort Smith airport and support growth and commerce in the region,” Boozman said. “It’s important that we continue to seek improvements to our transportation system so area businesses and industries can remain competitive in this global economy.”
"These funds will allow Fort Smith to make smart, essential improvements to its airport," said Womack. "Developing our transportation infrastructure is key to the continued growth of the city's and our state's economies."
This funding is supported by the FY14 omnibus appropriations bill, which was signed into law in January.