(NASHVILLE, TN), July 30, 2012 — State Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) said today he has been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that a $1,520,000 federal and state combined grant has been approved for the Shelbyville Airport in Bedford County. The grant is matched with a 5 percent local match of $80,000.
Tracy is Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. The grant is available through TDOT’s Division of Aeronautics.
“It is important that our airports are in good operating order to welcome economic development in our county, as well as use for local citizens,” said Tracy. “This grant will assist us in making needed improvements.”
Tracy said the funds from the aeronautics grants will be used for the rehabilitation of taxiways at the airport. The grant was recommended by the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission.