Nearly three million dollars was recently granted in two grants to Acadiana airports in Louisiana, Congressman Clay Higgins announced recently. The grants, which came from the U.S. Department of Transportation, are set to help revamp the infrastructure of the airports. These are important pieces of infrastructure to local and state communities, and the grants will go towards the first phase in a seven phase project to construct a 100,000 square-foot terminal building.
“Our regional airports serve as important economic and travel hubs for our communities,” said Congressman Higgins. “Investing in our local infrastructure will continue to promote economic growth and benefit families and businesses in South Louisiana.”
We’ve written previously about the need to invest in our airports. They’re an important facet of our infrastructure, and our communities, that help businesses to grow and expand. The GAIN coalition is glad to see the Department of Transportation awarding grants for improvements to our airport infrastructure, and we’re happy to see that the trend of investing in our air travel is continuing. Moving forward, airport infrastructure cannot be overlooked as legislation is crafted. We hope to see more funding such as this granted in the future.