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Grant backs airport lights

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This is the second grant provided to the local airport by the DOTD for a generator in the last couple of years. The first generator was used for the runway lights to allow planes to land safely despite power outages.

“What drove a lot of this is a lot of airports during Katrina and Rita were without power,” said Ben Humphries, chairman of the Ruston Airport Authority. “On these two particular projects (the DOTD) pays 100 percent. These are basically grants which are usually for safety upgrades.”

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