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Ocean City airport gets grant

The Ocean City municipal airport has received a grant of more than $160,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade a runway that was constructed in 1978.

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski announced the funding Thursday. They said in a news release that the airport is now considered to be in a "state of failure" by airport officials.

The $161,465 grant is slated to be spent on the design and engineering work necessary to reconstruct the airport's north/south runway. Officials in the senators' offices say the rehabilitation project will help the runway meet Federal Aviation Administration standards.

-- Associated Press

By Michael Bolden  | September 16, 2010; 1:37 PM ET
Categories:  Airports, Aviation  
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it's bad enough that Ocean City *has* an airport, but why should the department of transportation care about it when infrastructure that ordinary people use is literally crumbling around us?

were the Senators bribed?

Posted by: jiji1 | September 16, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

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