WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today announced the allocation of $1,226,527 to Virginia for the Commonwealth’s airport system through two grants distributed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration. Specifically, the Department of Transportation has awarded $476,527 to Luray Caverns Airport in Luray, Virginia for the construction of a 4,600 square foot terminal building to meet the operational needs of the airport as well as the construction of an airport parking lot. In addition, $750,000 has been awarded to the Commonwealth of Virginia for the commission of a study to reevaluate its air transportation needs for the first time since 2010.
“Luray Caverns Airport serves thousands of Virginians every year and we are happy to see this funding go towards critical improvements,” said the Senators. “We are glad to see continued, meaningful investment in the Commonwealth’s infrastructure that will help to assess aviation needs across Virginia and make travel through our airports easier and more accessible.”
Sens. Warner and Kaine have championed continued investment in Virginia’s airports in order to make travel easier across the Commonwealth. Earlier this year, the Senators announced over $29 million in federal funding for improvements to three Virginia airports, Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Norfolk International Airport (ORF), and Richmond International Airport (RIC). Additionally, the Senators have announced nearly $400 million in funding for various Virginia airports secured through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act.