Visclosky Announces FAA Grant to Jasper County Airport
Rensselaer, IN — Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced a federal grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to the Jasper County Airport to improve the airport’s drainage system.
Jasper County Airport Authority President Andrew Andree explained that the federal dollars will allow the Jasper County Airport Authority to improve the drainage system surrounding existing facilities. Without upgrades to the existing drainage system, future work on the airport itself, such as expanding or moving the hangars, runways, or terminal, would not be possible.
Mr. Andree said, “These drainage improvements are the keystone for any future improvement to our existing facilities. They will open the door to necessary improvements that will allow the airport to keep up with demand. We are happy that the FAA determined that this project was worthy of federal support, and look forward to moving forward with this important work.”
Congressman Visclosky said, “I applaud the Jasper County Airport Authority for their work to secure this grant. Investments in transportation and local infrastructure like these spur economic growth, create jobs and attract new businesses to Northwest Indiana.”
This award totals $150,000.