Wes Hickman (202-224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864-250-1417)
-- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Richland/Lexington Airport Commission will receive a $4.05 million grant for improvements at Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
“This grant is an investment in the future of Columbia and South Carolina,” said Graham. “Airport improvements help improve passenger safety and spur future economic development.”
The funds will be used to reconstruct the existing airport access loop, acquire loading bridges for regional aircraft, rehabilitate the existing itinerant aircraft apron facilities, and make improvements to the terminal building.
The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.