Mar 31, 2015 10:01 AM

Airport losing out on $750K in funds due to project delays

The Associated Press

LEBANON (AP) - The Lebanon Municipal Airport has missed out on getting $750,000 for improvements, after the city failed to have a plan in place.

The Valley News reports the airport receives $1 million each year from the federal Essential Air Service Program when at least 10,000 people depart from it. The $750,000 is what's left of Lebanon's 2012 allocation.

If the airport doesn't spend that money within three years, it's dispersed to other airports in the region.

The city proposed a $2.6 million project to repair pavement and improve drainage in a 1,500-foot section of runway in October. The FAA rejected the proposal because the city didn't address safety issues associated with the project. The FAA also rejected the city's request for an extension to redesign a project.


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