Washington, DC, August 10, 2021 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a $1 trillion package that includes $25 billion in new airport spending over the next five years.
“NATA applauds the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s $2.5 billion investment in general aviation airports and $100 million investment in the contract tower program. General aviation airports and the countless businesses associated with them create valuable economic development and well-paying jobs in communities across the nation, while connecting those communities to vital transportation services and crucial disaster relief, medical care, and other emergency services. These much-needed funds will help maintain and modernize the infrastructure necessary to continue those essential services,” stated NATA President and CEO Timothy Obitts.
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