Economic stimulus for new runway lights

April 8, 2009 10:29:49 AM PDT
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced Wednesday that money from the federal stimulus plan will buy $4.5 million worth of new runway lights at Raleigh - Durham International airport.In all, North Carolina airports will get $12 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Asheville Regional airport will get $7.5 million for terminal improvements.

"Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act we are creating jobs in North Carolina and across the country while investing in the long-term safety and economic vitality of our airports," said Secretary LaHood in a statement released to the media.