Millville Municipal Airport's future expansion forms the basis for a million-dollar federal grant announced today by Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (R-2).

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The U.S. Department of Transportation approved a $1,084,050 discretionary award to the Delaware River & Bay Authority (DRBA) for land acquisiton. LoBiondo views a larger airport as fundamental to regional economic growth.

DRBA Vice-Chairman James N. Hogan said that the targeted 11-acre tract adjoins the airfield on the northern side of Taxiway G, and " will eliminate a current through-the-fence operation and provide for future development opportunities."

"A key strategy to bringing additional economic opportunities to South Jersey has been the growth and development at our local airports," LoBiondo said in prepared remarks, noting that more than $100,000,000 has been invested in South Jersey community airports in the past 10 years.

"Today's funding builds on the great success in securing federal dollars for the Millville airport. I will continue to work closely with the DRBA, local officials and the FAA to bring additional federal resources to our region."

By LoBiondo's estimate, MIllville Airport has received more than $18,400,000 in federal allotments for improvement projects since 2004.

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