Kentucky Airports Amidst Major Improvements

By Nolan Miles
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer

More than 18,000 jobs could be created with investment in Kentucky’s airports as the state moves forward to invest in airport facilities.

Increasing commercial and cargo air traffic, combined with the nation’s need to invest over $100 billion in airport infrastructure, has pushed the issue forward in an effort to keep up with the growing needs of consumers and businesses. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has partnered to create the first transportation proposal to guide airport improvements and create sustainable funding for future projects.

Under the proposal, states will have more guidance in generating revenue to invest in airports, including runways, taxiways, terminals and gates. Many improvements have already been made at airports across the Commonwealth, including the Louisville International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

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