FAA to give airport $1.75 million grant
By LAURA ERNDE
Hagerstown Regional Airport will get $1.75 million in federal money, some of which will be used to prepare for a much anticipated runway extension.
"Everything we asked for is in there. We're very grateful," said Airport Manager Carolyn Motz.
The Federal Aviation Administration grant includes nearly $500,000 for design and other preliminary work needed before the $56 million runway extension can be built, she said.
It will also pay 90 percent of the cost of snow removal equipment, airfield fire and rescue equipment and the design of terminal improvements. The state and county governments will split the other 10 percent.