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United States : TRENTON-MERCER AIRPORT secures $13.3 MILLION GRANTS.

Around $13.3 million will be secured by Trenton-Mercer Airport in grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration, which will be used on projects intended to improve safety.

U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced the grant.

A portion of the money will be used by Ewing airport to install an engineered materials arrestor system, which will add a 1,000-foot area to the end of the runway.

Crushable concrete are used by the EMAS system to slow down an aircraft when it overruns the runway.

Funds were needed by Mercer County to complete the second phase of the EMAS project. The county will secure a total of about $15.2 million for the project, which equals 90 percent of the entire project cost. The state and the county will fund the remaining.

County Executive Brian Hughes added, We continue to make upgrades and improvements that make Trenton-Mercer a better, safer airport for its passengers and clients.

Around $120,000 will be secured by the county-owned airport to conduct a wildlife hazard assessment.

Grants will also secured by Robert J. Miller Air Park in Toms River, Atlantic City International Airport, Linden Airport and Essex County Airport.

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