Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) applauded the recent announcement of a $791,700 grant for Pitt-Greenville Airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funding will be used to make several critical terminal and infrastructure improvements that will increase access and efficiency. The airport improvements build on additional FAA investments in the airport, including $7.9 million from President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
“This FAA grant is an important step toward fulfilling my longstanding goal of making Greenville a multimodal regional hub,” said Butterfield. “The funds will help position Pitt-Greenville Airport to attract new direct service to Greenville and spur job creation through construction work and long-term business activity. I commend the Pitt-Greenville community for its vision to expand the airport and I am pleased that DOT remains committed to improving air travel in our community.”
Pitt-Greenville Airport has existed since the 1940s, but was renovated in 2011 to provide commercial air service. Butterfield and Greenville area officials have long advocated for the expansion of the Pitt-Greenville Airport to better connect eastern North Carolina with other airports throughout the country. Butterfield has also supported the Pitt County – City of Greenville Airport Authority of North Carolina’s application for additional funding under the DOT’s Small Community Air Service Development Program to attract other airlines to the airport.
To read the full notice of the grant, click here.