(NASHVILLE, TN), July 11, 2013 — State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) said today he has been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that two grants have been approved for the Fayetteville Airport. The grants, when combined with the local match, will total $55,000. It was recommended through the Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics.
“Improving the transportation across our state and my district has been a priority of mine,” said Tracy. “These grants will help make necessary updates and improvements to the Fayetteville Airport.”
The grants will be used to repair taxiway lights and for the closure of a pond.
Except for routine expenditures, grant applications are reviewed by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission (TAC), which is a five member board charged with policy planning and with regulating changes in the state Airport System Plan. The board carefully reviews all applications for grants to ensure that the proper state and local matching funds are in place and that the grants will be used for needed improvements.
The local airport was one of only seven across the state receiving grants.