Tennessee Department of Transportation provides $4.4 Million for Infrastructure and Other Improvements to 15 Tennessee Airports
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced friday that state aeronautics grants totaling $4,413,873 have been approved for fifteen Tennessee airports.
The Clarksville Montgomery County Regional Airport received a $90,000 grant.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.
Airports receiving Grants Include
|Athens (McMinn County) – McMinn County Airport||Lebanon (Wilson County) – Lebanon Municipal Airport|
|Bolivar (Hardeman County) – William L. Whitehurst Field||Morristown (Hamblen County) – Moore-Murrell Field|
|Clarksville (Montgomery County) – Outlaw Field||Murfreesboro (Rutherford County) – Murfreesboro Municipal Airport|
|Cleveland (Bradley County) – Cleveland Regional Jetport||Nashville (Davidson County) – Nashville International Airport|
|Greeneville (Greene County) – Greeneville – Greene County Municipal Airport||Rockwood (Roane County) – Rockwood Municipal Airport|
|Jacksboro (Campbell County) – Campbell County Airport||Sparta (White County) – Upper Cumberland Regional Airport|
|Knoxville (Knox County) – McGhee Tyson Airport||Union City (Obion County) – Everett-Stewart Regional Airport|
|Lafayette (Macon County) – Lafayette Municipal Airport|
The TDOT Aeronautics Division has the responsibility of inspecting and licensing the state’s 142 heliports and 79 public/general aviation airports. The Division also provides aircraft and related services for state government and staffing for the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission.
For more details on each of these grants visit: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/news/2013/AeronauticsGrantDetails.pdf