WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today joined Congressmen Steve Womack (AR-3) to announce that the Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport will receive a $3.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue the rehabilitation of the airport’s apron, which will include over 230,000 square feet of new pavement.
“Over the past few years, we’ve seen incredible population and job growth in Northwest Arkansas,” said Pryor. “These resources will allow Rogers to meet the demands of a rapidly growing region while ensuring that the airport can continue to deliver passengers and cargo safely to and from the airport.”
“The airport in Rogers plays a critical role in the economic growth of Northwest Arkansas. It’s necessary that the transportation infrastructure meets the needs of region’s booming business activity so we can continue to benefit from development and commerce,” Boozman said.
“As more and more people make Northwest Arkansas their home for their families and businesses, we must ensure our transportation infrastructure keeps pace and can support our growing population. This grant will enable the Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport to make necessary upgrades to meet the demands of the region, allowing both our population and our economy to continue to grow,” said Womack.
This funding is supported by the FY14 omnibus appropriations bill, which was signed into law in January.