Good news for TF Green International Airport, picking up almost 15 million dollars in federal grant money that officials say will make the airport safer and return it close to levels before the pandemic hit. Senator Jack Reed says that is good news for the entire region.
“I am pleased to help Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport land this federal grant. Airports were hit hard by the pandemic and these funds will help sustain them financially and keep the traveling public safe,” said Senator Reed, a senior member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD), helped lead efforts to make these funds available through the American Rescue Plan Act. “This is flexible funding that can be used broadly to help the airport return to pre-pandemic levels of service.”
“The pandemic presented a whole new set of challenges for keeping air travelers safe,” said Senator Whitehouse. “This federal support will cover the costs of additional safety measures that have been put in place at T.F. Green, and help get our flagship airport and tourism industry back up to pre-pandemic levels.”
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