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COS Airport to receive $10M for improvements


Last updated 9/9/2020 at 3:20pm

Courtesy of Colorado Springs Airport

A plane takes off from the Colorado Springs Airport. Runway improvements are slated thanks to two new grants totaling over $10 million.

The U.S. Department of Transportation notified Congressman Doug Lamborn that it plans to award two grants to the City of Colorado Springs, totaling over $10 million. These two grants will be used to revamp and reconstruct the runway and runway lighting at the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. The grant will be funded through the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Act for the 21st Century or "AIR 21." 

"The Colorado Springs Airport is a vital asset to the Fifth Congressional District," stated Congressman Lamborn. "The airport provides jobs in our community and serves as a key transport...

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