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State Approves Funding for Lancaster Regional Airport
Contact: Media Relations
Phone: (512) 463-8700
Date: Sept. 30, 2013

Who, What, When, Where

  • Approximately $1.1 million for Lancaster Regional Airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its September meeting.
  • The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which includes:
  • Design/construction of terminal building
  • A project consultant will be selected this winter.
  • Project costs will be funded through the city of Lancaster and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system.

Background

  • This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports.
  • Approximately 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for funding.
  • Arrivals and departures from community airports account for more than three million flight hours per year and provide aircraft facilities for agricultural, medical, business and commuter use.

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