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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Washington County was awarded with a $1,000,000 Federal Aviation Administration grant Tuesday in order to improve taxiways at the Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Authorities said the grant will be used to fund improvements of two taxiways and the installation of safety lighting.

"The Hagerstown Regional Airport is tremendously important to Washington County's economic profile and has the potential to be a true driver of growth in our region. For this reason, this FAA grant is good news for Washington County," said Congressman Delaney. "The federal government has a role to play in building and maintaining our transportation infrastructure, and I believe that even more work needs to be done. That's why I've introduced bipartisan legislation that would give state and local governments additional infrastructure financing options. Because when we upgrade our infrastructure, we all win: businesses, workers,

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