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Larsen Announces Major Federal Investments in Snohomish County Airports


August 27, 2013

Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today announced nearly $2 million in total federal grants for Arlington Municipal Airport and Paine Field. The Federal Aviation Administration grants will fund safety and facility upgrades at both airfields.

"We can't have a big league economy with little league infrastructure," Larsen said. "Smart investments in our transportation infrastructure create jobs and improve safety for pilots, passengers and nearby communities. As the top Democrat on the House Aviation Subcommittee, I am fighting for robust transportation funding so we can continue investing in projects like these."

Arlington Municipal Airport will receive $1.2 million to install a new taxiway lighting system and fund other safety-improvement projects. Paine Field will receive $773, 915 to purchase a new aircraft rescue and fire fighting vehicle.


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