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Kern County airports to receive infrastructure grants from U.S. Transportation Secretary

Posted at 8:49 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 11:49:30-04

United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration to airports throughout the U.S., including four in Kern County.

The Department is awarding federal grants to the following airports in Kern:

  • $333,333 to Mojave Air and Space Port for taxiway improvements.
  • $213,191 to California City Municipal Airport for runway pavement sealing.
  • $166,666 to Wasco-Kern County Airport for apron and taxiway improvements.
  • $207,809 to Inyokern Airport for runway improvements.

Since January 2017, the Trump Administration delivered $13.5 billion to America’s airports to improve infrastructure and safety. In 2020, the Administration delivered $10 billion in economic assistance to America’s Airports during the COVID-19 public health emergency.