Six communities get funds for study of air service needs

Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Six Alaska communities will be getting $240,000 in federal grants to study ways to enhance their air transportation service.

The six communities are King Cove, Sand Point, Akutan, Cold Bay, False Pass and Nelson Lagoon.

The study is being funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation under a pilot program to help small communities address such problems as insufficient air service and high fares.

The study will look at the types of aircraft and number of flights needed in each community.

In addition to the federal funds, the six communities will contribute a total of $25,000 for the study.

The Transportation Department awarded grants totaling $20 million for the program nationwide.

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