Monterey Regional Airport

The Monterey Regional Airport is getting a big boost toward shedding more light on things.

The airport is receiving a $1.8 million federal grant from the Department of Transportation, Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) announced July 27. The monies will go toward updating the lighting systems for a runway and a taxiway.

The new systems will enhance safe airfield operations during low visibility conditions, according to a statement released by Panetta's office.

Another federal grant application for the airport is in the works by a group of local agencies and businesses called Fly Team Monterey, to add a new Dallas route next year. An application for the $500,000 grant will be submitted in September, according to Mike La Pier, the airport's executive director.

At the June 2 Monterey County Mayors Association meeting, Panetta pledged to the mayors his support of the grant.

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scout apexx

Until we control the borders the feds MUST stop all citizen money flowing into any airport project. Period. Why we elected President Trump.

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