Amarillo Airport To Receive Millions In Federal Grants

Sep 3, 2018

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport
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The Amarillo airport will soon receive millions in grants.

As The Amarillo Globe-News reports, the Federal Aviation Administration is set to bestow $7.3 million on the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, part of a plan to dole out over $3 billion to airports nationwide.

The Amarillo grants will go toward rehabilitating runways and restoring runway and taxiway lighting.

Elaine L Chao, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, said the grants will “strengthen [Amarillo’s] economy and create jobs in this community.”

Lubbock’s Preston Smith International will also receive a grant of an almost identical size, which it will use to modify its terminal building. The Dallas-Forth Worth International received the most grant money in Texas, almost $31 million.