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					STATE OF MARYLAND
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

                                                                                         MARTIN O’MALLEY
                                                                                              GOVERNOR


              Media Contacts:      Shaun Adamec              Christine Hansen
                                   Office: 410-974-2316      Office: 410-974-2316
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              Cell: 410-919-3206        Cell: 443-336-5270



             GOVERNOR O’MALLEY ANNOUNCES $15 MILLION
                      PROJECT FOR BWI AIRPORT
                  Project Funded with ARRA Recovery Funds
ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 26, 2009) – Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that the
BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport has been awarded a $15 million grant from the Federal Aviation
Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. The funds will help reconstruct the C and D
aprons of the airport. The funds are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that was
signed by President Obama this year.

“Thanks to the leadership of Senator Mikulski, Senator Cardin, Congressman Hoyer and Congressman
Ruppersburger, and the other members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation, we are able to support
one of Maryland’s critical economic engines,” said Governor O’Malley. “This important investment will
help to rebuild the fundamental airfield infrastructure of BWI Marshall Airport helping to keep it modern
and efficient, and will support and create important jobs.”

The C/D Apron project is a safety and standards project that will reconstruct concrete pavements and
regrade pavements on the aircraft ramp and taxi lane located between Concourses C and D at BWI
Marshall Airport. In addition to the pavement improvements, the project includes pavement markings,
airfield signage and lighting, drainage improvements, and the installation of a new de-icing collection
system. The estimated total project cost for the C/D Apron Reconstruction is $58 million. Beyond the
federal stimulus grant, the project will be funded with Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant funding
and Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs). The project is expected to employ, directly and indirectly, about
200 people, including designers, engineers, construction personnel, security workers, and administrative
support.

The existing utility infrastructure at the C/D location dates back to the original commissioning of the
Airport by President Harry Truman in June 1950. The pavement was reconstructed during expansion in
the mid-1970s, after the State of Maryland purchased the Airport from Baltimore City. Over the past
three decades, the C/D apron pavement has remained in continual service.

“This airfield pavement has served us well for more than thirty years,” said Timothy L. Campbell,
Executive Director of the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA). “It’s now time to move forward
and rebuild this important Airport pavement.”

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