May 11 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $1.4 MILLION FOR MOBILE AIRPORT

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala), Chairman of the Transportation, Treasury, and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Mobile Regional Airport will receive $1,461,944 from the Department of Transportation. Senator Shelby secured these funds in the Fiscal Year 2004 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Sen. Shelby said, “I am pleased to announce that this important funding is being released for the Mobile Regional Airport. These funds, which will assist with security enhancements, improvements to the terminal building, taxiway rehabilitation, access road construction, and land acquisition, will improve the safety and security of the airport.”

“It is an important priority for me that Alabama's airports are given the needed resources so they may remain safe and convenient for the passengers and pilots who use them,” Shelby concluded.