DOT Less Daring With Small Airport Grant Awards

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $18.9 million in federal grants to 37 regional airport projects in 29 states.


29 States Win Federal Grants To Improve Air Service Airport: Northwest Chicagoland International, Rockford, Ill. Phone: (815) 969-2902 Grant Award*: $1,000,000, $3,000,000* Cash Match: $1,000,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: X Grant Application Goals: New Route: Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: 3 charter carriers Target Carrier: -- Airport: Somerset-Pulaski County Airport Somerset, Ky. Phone: (606) 679- 6366 Grant Award*: $950,000, $1,187,000* Cash Match: $100,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: X Grant Application Goals: New Route: Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: none Target Carrier: RegionsAir Airport: Farmington and Poplar Bluff, Mo. Phone: (573) 756-1701 Grant Award*: $936,404 Cash Match: $210,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: X Grant Application Goals: New Route: Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: none Target Carrier: Air Choice One Airport: Wyoming Aeronautics Commission, 10 airports Phone: (307) 777-3952 Grant Award*: $800,000 Cash Match: $3,425,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: Grant Application Goals: New Route: Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: 2 carriers Target Carrier: -- Airport: Durango/La Plata County Airport Durango, Colo. Phone: (970) 382-6069 Grant Award*: $750,000 Cash Match: $150,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: X Grant Application Goals: New Route: X Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: 2 carriers Target Carrier: -- Airport: Florida Keys Marathon Airport Marathon, Fla. Phone: (305) 292-3518 Grant Award*: $750,000 Cash Match: $490,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: X Grant Application Goals: New Route: X Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: Florida Coastal Target Carrier: -- Airport: Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Gulfport, Miss. Phone: (228) 868-5810 Grant Award*: $750,000 Cash Match: $275,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: Grant Application Goals: New Route: X Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: 4 carriers Target Carrier: Delta Airport: Hector International Airport, Fargo, N.D. Phone: (701) 241-1501 Grant Award*: $675,000 Cash Match: $100,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: X Grant Application Goals: New Route: X Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: 5 carriers Target Carrier: America West Airport: Montgomery Regional Airport Montgomery, Ala. Phone: (334) 281-5040 Grant Award*: $600,000 Cash Match: $120,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: Grant Application Goals: New Route: X Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: 3 carriers Target Carrier: Northwest Airport: Sierra Blanca Regional Airport Ruidoso, N.M. Phone: (505) 258-4343 Grant Award*: $600,000 Cash Match: $500,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: X Grant Application Goals: New Route: Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: none Target Carrier: American Eagle Airport: Chippewa County International, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Phone: (906) 495-5631 Grant Award*: $587,000, $987,000* Cash Match: $113,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: Grant Application Goals: New Route: Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: X Current Carriers: Mesaba Target Carrier: -- Airport: Lawton Metropolitan Area Airport Lawton, Okla. Phone: (580) 353-4869 Grant Award*: $570,000 Cash Match: $100,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: X Grant Application Goals: New Route: X Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: American Eagle Target Carrier: Delta Airport: Knox County Regional Airport Vinalhaven, Maine Phone: (207) 593-9323 Grant Award*: $555,000 Cash Match: $35,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: Grant Application Goals: New Route: Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: X Current Carriers: Penobscot Island Air Target Carrier: -- Airport: Modesto City-County Airport, Modesto, Calif. Phone: (209) 577-53 19 Grant Award*: $550,000 Cash Match: $100,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: X Grant Application Goals: New Route: X Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: United Express Target Carrier: Horizon Airport: Houghton County Memorial Airport Calumet, Mich. Phone: (906) 482-3970 Grant Award*: $516,000 Cash Match: $105,000 Grant Application Goals: Study: Grant Application Goals: New Carrier: Grant Application Goals: New Route: X Grant Application Goals: Revenue Guarantee: X Grant Application Goals: Marketing: X Grant Application Goals: Upgrade Aircraft: Current Carriers: Mesaba Target Carrier: -- Airport: Middle Georgia Regional Airport Macon, Ga.

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