Congressman Keating Announces $12 Million in Airport Funds

Money allocated for repairs and upgrades...
Congressman William Keating

From the office of Congressman Bill Keating:

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Keating is announcing that five airports in the Ninth Congressional District have been awarded over $12 million in grants from the Department of Transportation (DOT).

“Our local airports are critical to the economic success of our district, and on the Islands, for the residents to be able to travel safely and quickly,” said Congressman Keating. “The amount of funds awarded to our district is a major win for our airports and all of our surrounding communities.”

Below is a list of the grants and descriptions per the DOT.

Martha’s Vineyard Airport


This funding will be used to reconstruct 5,504 feet of the existing Runway 6/24 pavement.


Nantucket Airport


This grant will be used to install an emergency generator for the Runway 6/24 lighting system.




This grant will be used to conduct an environmental study of impacts of proposed projects identified on the airport's five-year capital improvement plan.


New Bedford Airport


This grant will improve grading to the Runway 5/23 safety area.




These funds will be used to acquire an aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle.


Plymouth Airport


This funding will allow the airport to conduct a wildlife hazard assessment on the airport grounds.




This grant will provide for an environmental mitigation as required due to impacts of the Runway 15/33 extension project.


Provincetown Airport


These funds will allow the airport to acquire a carrier vehicle with plow attachment for times of inclement weather.




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