Beatty Bill Backing Brings $8.6+ Million to John Glenn Columbus International Airport
COLUMBUS, OH—The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced that the John Glenn Columbus International Airport will receive $8,619,383 for the prevention of, preparation, and response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Funding was made available through the Coronavirus Relief and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020, P.L. 116-260, a piece of legislation supported by U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03).
“Many of my constituents rely on the John Glenn Columbus International Airport not just for travel but also work,” Beatty said. “Ensuring the airport remains fully operational during and after COVID-19 is vitally important.” She continued, “That is why I worked hard to make sure that every relief package signed into law includes dedicated resources for our nation’s airports because we can’t get our economy flying again if planes remain grounded.”
“We appreciate Congresswoman Beatty’s continued support of our airports during this crisis,” Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, said. “With revenues and air traffic down to record lows over the past year, this emergency assistance enables our essential public service to remain operational and safe, with new enhancements to protect our travelers and our employees.”