May 02 2008

Shelby Announces $35,000 for Elba Airport Authority

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will release $35,000 to the Elba Airport Authority to rehabilitate its runway apron.

“The deteriorated apron at the Carl Folsom Field in Elba must be reconstructed,” said Shelby.  “We must ensure that our smaller airports have the infrastructure needed to meet the demands of the growing Wiregrass region.  Allowing for easier access to the community by air will attract new businesses and jobs, helping to spur economic growth throughout the area.”