Jul 25 2002

SEN. SHELBY ANNOUNCES TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Committee Approves Transportation Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2003

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, announced approval of funding for Auburn University. Sen. Shelby said, "I am pleased that the bill provides significant funding for several projects at Auburn University. These funds reflect a commitment to safe and efficient transportation and infrastructure."

Auburn University Campus Transit System Sen. Shelby said, "Our bill includes $375,000 for Auburn University's Campus Transit System. These funds will allow Auburn University to establish a campus-wide transit system."

Asphalt Technology Pavement Research The bill includes $1.25 million for the National Center for Asphalt Technology Pavement Research at Auburn University. The funding will be used to initiate a new research program for improving and evaluation pavement performance by developing tests in the laboratory that predict problems earlier and efficiently repaired and other research that utilizes the Center's 1.7 mile oval asphalt test track.

Auburn-Opelika Airport Sen. Shelby said, "I am pleased our bill includes $1.5 million for an instrument landing system (ILS) at Auburn-Opelika Airport. This system will greatly enhance safety at the airport."