Feb 19 2020

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Representative Greg Murphy (R-NC3) announced a $750,000 U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) Grant for the Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority. The grant will support funding for twice daily service to a second major airport hub on the East Coast to give Eastern North Carolinians more travel options when connecting.

Senator Tillis directly advocated for the grant on behalf of the Pitt-Greenville Airport Authority, including sending a letter to Secretary Elaine Chao in July 2019 asking for her support. USDOT’s Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) is a grant program designed to help small communities address air service and airfare issues.

“Today’s announcement is a major win and significant investment for Greenville and surrounding communities,” said Senator Tillis. “This $750,000 grant will be used to promote increased travel options for North Carolinians and generate additional economic activity in the community. I am proud I was able to advocate for this critical funding and look forward to the development it will bring.”

“Just recently, I had the pleasure of meeting with several staff members from Pitt-Greenville Airport to learn more about their needs,” said Murphy. “I am glad they can take action to improve their facility as a result of this funding and look forward to seeing the finished result of the service improvements.”