Sens. Moran, Marshall Announce $36 Million Grant for Manhattan Airport

(Washington, D.C., July 26, 2022) U.S. Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. and Jerry Moran today announced a $36,105,593 Department of Transportation grant for Manhattan Regional Airport. These resources, provided through the FY2022 Airport Improvement Program, will be used to repair and replace airfield guidance signs, beacons, runways and runway lighting.

“This meaningful investment will allow the Manhattan airport to fully upgrade and expand its runway, lighting and guidance systems,” said Sen. Marshall. “The reconstruction is vital for the airport to continue connecting Manhattan and the surrounding communities with affordable air service, and for supporting the mission readiness, deployment, and operations of nearby Fort Riley. We have been working with the Manhattan community for several years to secure the necessary funding. I applaud the Department of Transportation for its support of this important and timely project.”

“Manhattan Regional Airport plays an important role in the transportation and commerce of Riley County, serving both Kansas State University and our military community,” said Sen. Moran. “These federal resources are an investment to the entire Manhattan community and will help keep the airport running safely and efficiently for years to come.”

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