Federal Grants for Atlantic City

Officials at Atlantic City International Airport have announced the receipt of grants that
will allow for improvements to perimeter fencing and the purchase of new aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) equipment.  The allocation was obtained by US Congressman
Frank LoBiondo.
The airport says that grants will provide $727,732 for a new ARFF vehicle and $93,960 for
an environmental study related to perimeter fencing.  Both projects are stated as being key elements of ongoing security and safety efforts at the airport.
Congressman LoBiondo commented: “The commitment of federal resources to our nation’s security is further demonstrated by these grants.  This will help Atlantic City International Airport maintain the safety of the public and provide support to the New Jersey Air National Guard.”
Samuel L Donelson, Acting Executive Director of the South Jersey Transportation
Authority, the owner and operator of the airport added, “At a time when all eyes are on safety and security in air travel these funds will help us maintain the level of comfort that our passengers expect.”
The purchase of a new aircraft rescue truck will replace an older vehicle that is no longer serviceable.  Relocating a perimeter fence line will maintain required airport security.  The
environmental study is required as the Airport is within the National Pinelands Reserve area.