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TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 3 Tennessee Airports

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 06:56am
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced today that state aeronautics grants totaling $149,000 have been approved for 3 Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:
 
Dyersburg Regional Airport
Lovell Field (Chattanooga)
Murfreesboro Municipal Airport
 
 
For more details on each of these grants visit: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/news/2011/GrantDetails.pdf 
 
The grants are made available through the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division.
The division administers federal and state funding to assist in the location, design, construction and maintenance of Tennessee's diverse public aviation system.
 
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 TDOT Aeronautics Division has the responsibility of inspecting and licensing the state’s 126 heliports and 75 public/general aviation airports. The Division also provides aircraft and related services for state government and staffing for the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission.
 
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For more information:
B.J. Doughty
TDOT Public Information Manager
Office 615.350.4302
Mobile 615.714.8556

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