BWI Awarded $11M In Federal Grants | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

BWI Awarded $11M In Federal Grants

Play associated audio
Runways at BWI will be lengthened and widened thanks to federal funding.
Andrew Nash: https://www.flickr.com/photos/andynash/6782044723
Runways at BWI will be lengthened and widened thanks to federal funding.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded more than $11 million in grants for runway improvements at BWI Airport.

The money awarded through the Airport Improvement Program will be used for runway improvements, including new 35-foot runway shoulders for the length of the runway, modifications to the runway-taxiway intersections and lighting improvements.

The project is part of a $350 million effort to bring all of the airports runways into compliance with federal safety standards by 2015.

The grants were announced this week by Maryland Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Congressman John Sarbanes.

NPR

U.S. Officials Believe North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack

The recent attack on Sony Pictures' computer network that resulted in a flood of confidential data has its origins in North Korea, U.S. intelligence officials say.
NPR

Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
NPR

TSA Administrator John Pistole To Leave At Month's End

John Pistole is leaving the Transportation Security Administration after 4 and a half years as its chief. He will become president of a Christian university in Indiana.
NPR

With Sony Hack, Nation State Attacks Go From Quiet To Overt

U.S. intelligence officials claim that North Korea was centrally involved in the hack against Sony. That's major news in the world of cyberwarfare, where nation states typically make covert attacks.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.