U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the Committee on Environment and Public Works and member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award 54 grants totaling $29.1 million to improve Oklahoma’s airport infrastructure. Of special note, the Tulsa Regional Airport received $7.6 million to rehabilitate their taxiway.
“The modernization of Oklahoma’s airports is important to all Oklahomans and the general aviation community alike,” Sen. Inhofe said. “Economic growth in Oklahoma goes hand in hand with improving and maintaining airport infrastructure and I am proud of the Oklahoma communities who diligently worked so hard to secure this funding. The improvement made possible with this grant funding will improve safety and efficiency at Tulsa International Airport for all airport users.”
“Tulsa International Airport is very pleased with the federal grant to provide needed upgrades to our runway,” said Mark VanLoh, President of Tulsa International Airport. “I appreciate Sen. Inhofe’s leadership in advocating for funding for airport projects and other infrastructure priorities in the state. The rehabilitation of our runway will improve safety and efficiency at Tulsa International Airport.”