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Yarmuth Announces $1.6 Million for Louisville International Airport


Federal Funding Will Help Construct New Taxiway

(Washington, DC) Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) announced that, as part of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century, Louisville International Airport has been awarded $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to construct a new taxiway.

“Between UPS and airport employees, more people work at Standiford Field than any other place in Louisville, so it’s clear that the airport is a top priority for this community,” Congressman Yarmuth said.  “The city is growing as a transportation hub, and this federal assistance is key to the airport ensuring the highest level of efficiency and continuing to enhance our economic development.”

An economic impact study released this year found that Louisville International Airport and its business partners provide 43,600 jobs for the community, yielding nearly $2 billion of income.  The airport is also responsible for $4.5 billion in yearly business expenditure, generating $246 million in local and state tax revenue annually.