Feds award Rockford airport nearly $2.2M to upgrade taxiway

Originally appeared in the Rockford-Register Star.  ROCKFORD — Chicago Rockford International Airport has landed more than $2.1 million in federal funds to widen and repave a taxiway to better accommodate wide-body airplanes. It’s the latest multimillion-dollar effort to improve the city’s airport and make it a regional business center. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, and […]

Durbin and Bustos Announce over $3 million in Additional Federal Funding for Quad-Cities and Rockford Airports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today announced U.S. Department of Transportation grants of $1,118,387 for the Quad City International Airport and $2,176,238 for the Chicago Rockford International Airport. In the Quad-Cities, these dollars will fund a mill and overlay of 755 feet of the existing Taxiway N […]

Durbin, Bustos Announce $1.2 Million for Quad City International Airport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today announced $1,200,000 in federal funding for the Quad City International Airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation. These funds will pay for the expansion of the airport’s existing service road system to improve the safety and efficiency of operations. The grant […]

Editorial: Durbin, Bustos continue House-Senate partnership to boost RFD growth

Originally appeared in the Rockford Register-Star. There’s more good news to celebrate at Chicago Rockford International Airport. That’s a line we use a lot, and with good reason. Progress at the airport means progress in the northern Illinois economy, because the airport is a key driver of growth in the region. The latest upbeat note […]

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