TxDOT Aviation awards $795K to BCRA
The Texas Transportation Committee has approved approximately $795,000 in state funding for the Bay City Regional Airport during its June meeting.
The funds will be used for planned airport improvements, which include lighting improvements and a project bid to be completed this summer. The project costs will be funded through the city of Bay city and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state’s general aviation system.
This year, TxDOT expects to provide approximately $60 million in funding for planning, constructing and maintaining community airports. Approximately 275 community airports in Texas are eligible for funding.
Arrivals and departures from community airports account for more than three million flight hours per year and provide aircraft facilities for agricultural, medical, business and commuter use.
The announcement of this state-infused money comes on the heels of a visit from Kirk Shaffer, associate administrator for airports with the FFA after he paid a visit to the Bay City Regional Airport.
Shaffer met with Airport Manager James Mason, Bay City Mayor Robert Nelson, Bay City council members Bill Cornman and Brent Marceaux, Bay City CDC Director Jessica Russell and Matagorda County EDC Director Michael Ferdinand.
Shaffer visited BCRA to receive an update on current and future projects planned for the airport with TxDOT Aviation.