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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter Announces $3.5 Million Federal Investment in Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

July 24, 2017
Press Release
FAA Grant Will Fund Needed Taxiway Upgrades

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $3.5 million to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) for needed airfield improvements.   

“Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is a vital component of the regional economy, and this federal funding will allow the airport to maintain its excellent track record of efficiency and safety,” said Shea-Porter. “This is exactly the kind of common-sense investment in infrastructure that New Hampshire needs to see more of from Washington, which is why I’m calling for both parties in Congress to work together on a comprehensive infrastructure plan.”

“This FAA grant will allow us to complete several necessary capital improvement projects which were prioritized based on ongoing assessments of the airfield infrastructure,” said MHT Airport Director Mark Brewer. 

The FAA will provide funding to reconstruct approximately 1,200 feet of existing Taxiway H pavement that has exceeded its useful life. It will also provide funding to relocate associated stub Taxiway B to meet current design standards.