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Larsen announces major federal investments in Arlington Airport, Paine Field

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, of Washington state's 2nd Congressional District, announced nearly $2 million in total federal grants for the Arlington Municipal Airport and Paine Field on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The Federal Aviation Administration grants will fund safety and facility upgrades at both airfields.

"We can't have a big league economy with little league infrastructure," Larsen said. "Smart investments in our transportation infrastructure create jobs and improve safety for pilots, passengers and nearby communities. As the top Democrat on the House Aviation Subcommittee, I am fighting for robust transportation funding so we can continue investing in projects like these."

The Arlington Municipal Airport will receive $1.2 million to install a new taxiway lighting system and fund other safety improvement projects. Paine Field will receive $773,915 to purchase a new aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle.

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