RFD Grabs $2.7 Million Federal Grant For De-Icing Facility
Fresh off setting records for cargo and passengers, the Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) just got more good news. And money, too.
In 2019, The Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) was named in the top 20 for busiest cargo airports in July, then named as the fastest-growing cargo airport in the world in September.
Now some federal funding is on the way to help out RFD with one of problems of living in the Midwest during wintertime.
Airplanes getting covered with ice.
The department will award more than $90 million in grants to airports in Illinois for airport safety and infrastructure improvements. It’s all part of a $520 million investment plan for facilities across the country. The $2.7 million given to RFD will go toward reconstructing a deicing containment facility. $65 million will go to O’hare Airport for runway construction.
Chicago Midway International Airport and the Illinois State Block Program will also benefit from the grants.
“This $520.5 million in federal support to airports across the country will help to keep our nation’s airports in good shape and make air travel a better experience for passengers,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.
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