The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $42.5 million to community and regional airports in Arkansas to fund upgrades to taxiways, terminals and other airfield infrastructure improvements across the state, many of which are already underway.

In Arkansas, 52 grants were awarded rural and community airports in every region of the state. The largest amount $6,854,319 was handed out to the Texarkana Regional Airport to construct a new taxiway. That regional airport, known locally as Webb Field, provides commercial jet service to and from the Dallas/Ft. Worth International airport through America Eagle commuter service.