Texas approves funding for Mount Pleasant Regional Airport
The Texas Transportation Commission, at its August meeting, approved approximately $180,290 for Mount Pleasant Regional Airport. The funds go for planned airport improvements, which includes land acquisition. Officials will execute immediately a project contract.
The City of Mount Pleasant and TxDOT’s Aviation Facilities Grant Program funds the project costs, 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. About 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.