Enhancing Safety in Nova Scotia
SYDNEY, NS, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced an investment of $1,335,243 for the rehabilitation of the taxiways at the J.A. McCurdy Sydney Airport.
This project will ensure continued safe operation for passengers, employees, medical evacuations, and fire fighting operations at the airport.
Funding comes from Transport Canada's Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
- To date, through ACAP, the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport has received over $12 million in funding for 22 safety projects, including today's announcement.
- Previous projects included the rehabilitation of Runways 07-25, 01-19 and the apron; upgrading the runway approach lighting; replacement of a visual approach lighting system with a precision approach lighting system; and the purchase of three snow plow trucks.
- Since the program started, the Government of Canada has invested more than $611 million for 766 projects at 174 airports across the country.
"The J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport is a vital gateway for local residents, businesses, trade and tourism. This investment will enhance safety for travellers and residents while supporting productivity and economic growth in the region."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
"The J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport gratefully acknowledges the ACAP funding for rehabilitation of its taxiways. These repairs will enhance the safety and serviceability of our infrastructure as we continue to improve our services and facilities. We recognize and appreciate the ongoing commitment and support of the Government of Canada in this regard."
Chairman, J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport
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SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information: Jana Régimbal, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, Ottawa, 613-991-0700; Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055