May 02 2008

Shelby Announces $150,000 for Abbeville Municipal Airport

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Department of Transportation has awarded $150,000 to the Abbeville Municipal Airport to acquire land for a runway extension.

“A strong transportation infrastructure is critical to attracting new businesses and industry,” said Shelby.  “The Abbeville Municipal Airport will use this funding to acquire land for a runway extension.  Extending the current runway will allow the Abbeville Municipal Airport to successfully transition into a business airport that will be capable of handling business jets and twin-engine airplanes.”