May 27 2003

SHELBY ANNOUNCES HUNTSVILLE-MADISON COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY WILL RECEIVE OVER $4,900,000

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) announced today that $4,951,574 has been released from the Department of Transportation for the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority. The funding, which was appropriated in the Fiscal Year 2001 Appropriations bill, will be used for the construction of the Phase II-A expansion of the Huntsville International Airport Intermodal Center project.

Sen. Shelby said, “The release of these funds will bring the Huntsville airport much closer to completing the construction of the Intermodal Center. This money will be used to complete construction of an air cargo facility to provide domestic truck and air service for the distribution of international freight.”