Washington, DC – Today, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressman Bill Keating announce that Plymouth Municipal Airport has been awarded a $2,500,000 grant as part of the FY19 Airport Improvement Program Supplemental from the Federal Aviation Administration. This grant will go to extending the current taxiway.
“Plymouth is the hub of the South Shore and a robust airport only helps the entire region,” said Congressman Keating. “This new taxiway extension will keep our airport up to code while allowing for goods to more easily come and go from our local communities. This is another example of how smart infrastructure investments are for communities around the country.”
“This grant is wonderful news for communities in Southeastern Massachusetts and on the Cape,” Senator Warren said. “I’m glad the federal government is making key infrastructure investments in the Commonwealth's municipal airports, which help grow the local economy.”
“Plymouth Municipal Airport will receive much-needed construction to extend the airport's taxiway with this vital funding,” Senator Markey said. “Combined with recent funding for dredging Plymouth Harbor, these resources are a wave of vital community infrastructure investments that I am proud to support. I congratulate the Town of Plymouth, and look forward to welcoming the world to America’s Hometown for its 400th birthday next year.”
“The Plymouth Airport Commission appreciates the support of Congressman Keating, Senator Warren and Senator Markey for this particular safety project, which will allow Plymouth Airport to realign its taxiway to meet FAA safety guidelines,” said Tom Maher, Plymouth Municipal Airport Manager. “This project will result in safer travel by airplanes flying in and out of Plymouth. The Commission also thanks the FAA’s Airport Division for the technical expertise that is vital to the success of projects like this one.”