Portland International Jetport Awarded Federal Grant from U.S. Dept. of Transportation

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Portland International Jetport Awarded Federal Grant from U.S. Dept. of Transportation

 PORTLAND, ME. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, and U.S. Senator Angus King today announced that several Maine airports have been awarded federal grants including the Portland International Jetport who is receiving $484,183 from the Federal Aviation Administration to be used for Snow Removal Equipment.

“The grant will provide $484,183 toward the purchase of an airfield snow blower. This is a massive snow blower that moves more than 5,000 tons of snow per hour, and is an integral part of our airfield snow removal equipment fleet. The grant will provide for the replacement of the oldest (purchased in 1991) of two blowers currently owned by the Jetport,” stated Airport Director Paul Bradbury. 

“Maine's potential for inclement weather makes it imperative that we can continue our normal operations during the largest snow storms. As the largest airport in Maine it is essential for our valued passengers that we keep the airport open in all weather conditions. We are Maine’s gateway to the world and a vital link for our local businesses and traveling public.”

Read Senator Collins' press release HERE