The US Department of Transportation is providing some money to the Frederick Municipal Airport. Congressman John Delaney's (D) office has announced that the local airport will be getting a $3.8-million grant to extend the runway. The funds will be used by the city to purchase additional land, and remove existing obstructions.
"Locally and nationally, I believe that smart money investments in infrastructure equals jobs and a stronger private sector," said Delaney, in a statement. "An expanded runway in Frederick will help the airport compete for additional traffic. The Frederick Airport supports thousands of jobs and millions in business revenue. Combined with the new tower and Frederick's prime location near Baltimore and Washington, the Frederick Airport is an asset worth further investment as evidenced by this grant."