|Grant to Improve Runway Safety at LAX
Los Angeles World Airports Hails FAA Announcement of $38.8 Million Grant to
Improve Runway Safety at LAX
Friday August 5, 9:48 pm ET
LOS ANGELES, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Aug 5, 2005 -- Los Angles World Airports
(LAWA) today hailed the announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) that it will provide $38.8 million for the Los Angeles International
Airport (LAX) South Airfield Improvement Project as a significant step in
improving public safety at the City's international air gateway.
"We are convinced the safety of travelers, employees and neighbors at LAX
will be significantly improved when the LAX South Airfield project is
completed," said Kim Day, LAWA's executive director.
During his recent trip to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles Mayor Antonio
Villaraigosa met with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Y.
Mineta and FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey to lobby for federal funding for
major transportation projects in the Southland.
"There is agreement that moving forward with the reconfiguration of the LAX
south airfield is vital to improving safety. We are pleased the FAA is giving us
tangible evidence of its commitment to this project by providing a significant
federal grant," Day said. She added, "We are very grateful to Secretary Mineta
and Administrator Blakey for making LAX a priority for federal funding."
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