Bustos, Durbin announce $650,000 grant for Quad City International Airport

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced $650,000 in federal funding that will go toward infrastructure improvements and upgrades at the Quad City International Airport. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.

“I’m pleased to announce this important investment in the Quad City International Airport,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “Today’s grant will help the airport safely meet our region’s infrastructure and transportation needs, today and into the future.”

“Quad City International Airport is a critical transportation link in Illinois, serving residents and visitors safely, securely, and efficiently,” Durbin said. “If we are going to be a great leader in the world economy, we need an infrastructure to support it. Today’s funding is an investment in the growth of the airport and economic future of the Quad Cities region.”

Today’s grant will fund the construction of a 400 foot taxiway connector to serve Runway 13/31 and enhance safety at the airport.