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Sens. Warner & Kaine Announce Federal Funding for DCA Runway

Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced $5,958,173 in federal funding for two Virginia airports. The funding was awarded through the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Airport Improvement Program.

“We are continuing to see investments in the Commonwealth’s airports that will make travel through Virginia safer, more convenient, and more accessible,” the senators said. “This funding will allow both facilities to start important maintenance projects on runways that will help meet their communities’ needs for years to come.”

The funding is distributed as follows:

  • $4,208,173 for Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise, VA for the rehabilitation of a runway.
  • $1,750,000 for Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport in Arlington, VA for the reconstruction of a runway.

This funding comes on the heels of an announcement earlier this month apportioning $50 million to Virginia airports. In addition, the senators announced nearly $400 million for Virginia airports secured through the bipartisan infrastructure law in November of last year.

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