$478 million in infrastructure grants to 232 US airports in 43 states announced
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that U.S. Department of Transportation will award $478 million in airport infrastructure grants to 232 airports in 43 states, including American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico. This can be the fourth allotment of the full total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports over the USA.
“Infrastructure projects funded by these grants shall advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and offer other economic benefits for local communities,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
Selected projects include runway rehabilitation and reconstruction, construction of firefighting facilities, and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons, and terminals. The gear and construction supported by this funding raise the airports’ safety, emergency response capabilities, and capacity, and may support further economic development and growth within each airport’s region.
Airport infrastructure in america, with 3,332 airports and 5,000 paved runways, supports our economic competitiveness and improves standard of living. Based on the FAA’s latest economic analysis, U.S. civil aviation makes up about $1.6 trillion in total economic activity and supports 11 million jobs nearly. Under Secretary Chao’s leadership, the Department is delivering AIP investments for the American individuals who be determined by reliable infrastructure.
each year predicated on activity levels and project needs
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Airports can get a specific amount of AIP entitlement funding. If their capital project needs exceed their available entitlement funds, the FAA can supplement their entitlements with discretionary funding.
Some of the grant awards include:
• Casper/Natrona County AIRFIELDS in New Mexico, $7.3 million – the grant funds will be used to correct the airport apron where in fact the aircraft park.
• Gerald Ford AIRPORT TERMINAL in Michigan, $11.1 million – funds shall help repair the airport apron where in fact the aircraft park.
• Juneau AIRPORT TERMINAL in Alaska, $18.9 million – the grant will fund the repair of Taxiways E and A, construction of a fresh Taxiway D1 to supply usage of hangars, and the purchase of a crisis generator for the airport during bad weather.
• LA AIRPORT TERMINAL in California, $2.4 million – will receive funds to set up sound insulation noise mitigation measures for residences close to the airport.
• Phoenix Deer Valley Airport in Arizona – the airport operator shall use funds to create Taxiway D to supply usage of aircraft hangars.
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