Congresswoman Plaskett Gets $5.9M for Airports
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett announced recently that the Virgin Islands Port Authority is set to receive additional funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to construct a $10,000 square foot Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) building at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix.
Plaskett said VIPA would receive an additional $3.6 million to accompany the $2.3 million awarded to the authority in early June, bringing the total funding awarded to construct the ARFF building to $5.9 million.
“The funding awarded brings the total grant amount to the Virgin Islands Port Authority to $5.9 million, Plaskett said. “This Funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation is beneficial partly because it will create jobs for the duration of the construction project, but also because it will assist the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in meeting federal safety requirements mandated by Title 14 Part 139 of the Code of Federal Regulations.”