The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding a $2,439,132 to Chattanooga's Metropolitan Airport, also known at Lovell Field, to be used to expand Taxiway C.

 U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced Monday morning that the FAA is awarding $986 million in airport infrastructure grants to 354 airports in 44 states and two territories Micronesia and Puerto Rico.

Selected projects include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of firefighting facilities, and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons, and terminals.

The construction and equipment supported by these grants will enhance safety and capacity while promoting economic growth in the regions served by each airport.