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Valley airports receive millions in federal grants

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Two Central Valley airports will receive more than $4 million in federal grants to improve safety and update facilities, Congressman Jim Costa announced in a press release Thursday.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport will take away $3.6 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants, while Merced’s Castle Airport is slated to receive $660,000.

Both airports said that the ultimate goal for the money would be to improve public safety.

Kevin Meikle, interim director of Fresno Yosemite International Airport said the grant was part of funding for a larger $9.6-million runway improvement and extension project...


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