The Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.|
It will be used to modify the existing terminal building to include a Federal Inspection Services Facility to meet demand for clearance of international cargo, passengers and flight crews, according to a news release from Sen. Dick Durbin's (D-Ill.) office.
"The Quad City International Airport continues to update the infrastructure that is vital for this region," said Bruce Carter, airport director of aviation. "Year after year, entitlement and discretionary federal dollars are pursued for airport improvements and this year is no exception. The Federal Inspection Facility will enhance aviation activity and the Airport Authority is very excited about this improvement."
Earlier this month, Sen. Durbin announced a $2,880,831 grant for the airport to increase the size of its snow removal equipment fleet.
Last year, construction was completed on a federally-funded rehabilitation of the airport's main 10,000-feet runway. The airport received $34 million to rebuild the runway, including $3.7 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and $487,000 through the 2009 Transportation Appropriations bill.
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