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TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 5 Tennessee Airports

Friday, August 10, 2012 | 04:29am

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $376,623 have been approved for five Tennessee airports.

Airports receiving grants include:
Lebanon (Wilson County) – Lebanon Municipal Airport
Smyrna (Rutherford County) – Smyrna Airport
Millington (Shelby County) – Millington Regional Jetport
Trenton (Gibson County) – Gibson County Airport
Savannah (Hardin County) – Savannah-Hardin County Airport
For more details on each of these grants visit:  
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.
For more information:
B.J. Doughty
TDOT Director of Community Relations
Office 615.741.7736
Mobile 615.714.8556

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