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Congressman Kevin McCarthy Announces $500,000 to Expand Services at Meadows Field Airport

Jul 11, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Kevin McCarthy is pleased to announce that the Kern County Department of Airports will receive $500,000 in Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to expand travel service at Bakersfield’s Meadows Field Airport with new non-stop flights to Dallas Fort Worth, Texas. McCarthy issued the following statement:

“Our community knows Meadows Field as the gateway that connects our economy and families with the rest of the world. As a growing region, it is absolutely fitting for our airport to increase flight options to airports in new markets. In Texas, Bakersfield has much in common and this new travel option is sure to stimulate the economy and provide additional travel and connecting options given DFW’s hub status. I would like to thank Secretary Chao for approving this investment in our community at Meadows Field, and the County of Kern for its persistence and leadership in pursuing these funds.”

DOT’s award announcement can be read here. Congressman McCarthy has long worked to strengthen Meadows Field, most recently sending a letter to Secretary Chao on December 19, 2017 in support of the Kern County Department of Airports’ SCASDP grant application to expand flight options. A copy of this letter can be read here.