About $10 million will be spent on airfield improvements at Meacham and Arlington airports in Tarrant County after the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved the funds. At Arlington Municipal Airport, $6.41 million was awarded for taxiway improvements. At Fort Worth’s Meacham Airport, $3.13 million was awarded for apron construction.
Most of the money comes from the federal highway trust fund, and is filtered to various airports through a state block grant program, Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman Penny Mason said. Statewide, about $60 million is available for 275 “community” airports, which are often used for agricultural, medical, business and commuter purposes.