2 Kansas City Airports Win Federal Grants

5 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, September 09 2013 Sep 9, 2013 Monday, September 09, 2013 12:16:00 PM CDT September 09, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY - Two Kansas City airports have won a total of $12 million in federal grants for field improvements.

The Kansas City Star reported Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration awarded the grants to the Kansas City International and the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown airports.

The Kansas City Aviation Department says about $5.1 million will go toward a $6.7 million repair of Taxiway A at KCI. The FAA generally funds 75 percent of airfield improvement projects at the airport, with the aviation department funding the rest.

At the downtown airport, the FAA awarded a $4.2 million grant toward a $4.7 million project to upgrade the airport's taxiway system. And it provided another $2.7 million to finance most of the cost of building an aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle storage facility.

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