Tulsa Gets $14 million Federal Grant for Airport Improvements

The Tulsa International Airport has received a nearly $14 million federal grant to upgrade a major taxiway.

Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure and a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation announced the $13.6 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The safety and modernization of Oklahoma’s airports are an important priority for all Oklahomans and the entire aviation community,” he said. “Infrastructure, like the taxiway project for the Tulsa International Airport is vital for the economic well-being of our Oklahoma communities and will increase safety and capacity at the airport for years to come.”

The grant was good news to Mark VanLoh, President of the Tulsa International Airport.

“The upgrade of the taxiway will improve safety and efficiency at the Airport,” he said.