Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Congresswoman Sewell Announces $2,702,213 in Funding for Tuscaloosa Regional Airport

Sep 27, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-7) announced that $2,702,213 was awarded to Tuscaloosa Regional Airport to decrease airport congestion and improve runway safety.  The U.S. Department of Transportation funds were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“This funding will modernize and improve safety at the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, which will allow them to manage more traffic and attract new businesses,” said Rep. Sewell. “When new businesses are attracted jobs are created and more goods are transported across the country.  These are the types of funding opportunities that will make our 7th Congressional District stronger.”

“I would like to personally thank Congresswoman Sewell for her leadership in securing funding for the modernization of the Tuscaloosa Regional Airport,” said Dr. Wayne Cameron, Tuscaloosa Regional Airport Manager. “The construction of Taxiway B will help resolve a serious safety issue so that planes no longer have to back taxi on the runway and it will open up the land on that side of the main runway for future development.”

According to the project description, the project will improve safety at the airport by constructing a new taxiway parallel to their main runway.  Tuscaloosa Regional Airport is the general aviation airport associated with Tuscaloosa, Alabama.