Design and Construction, Maintenance and Operations, Safety, Sustainability/Business Continuity

FAA Awards Nearly $187 Million in Airport Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded another round of funding for 90 airport-related infrastructure grants across 34 states. The projects are funded under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG) program, part of the $25 billion included in the law for airport improvements, ranging from terminal expansions and baggage system upgrades, to sustainability and runway safety enhancements.

“Millions of people fly every day, and making sure passengers can get to and from their destinations safely, and with less stress, has been a priority for the Biden-Harris administration,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “The funding we’re announcing today will help 91 airports make critical upgrades to improve travel and further modernize our aviation infrastructure.”

This sixth round of AIG grants totals $186.7 million. Some winning projects include the following:

  • $23.5 million to San Diego International Airport in California: This grant funds the construction of a new 1,210,000-square-foot terminal building to include 30 gates and related areas.
  • $20.5 million to Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania: This grant funds reconstruction of the existing terminal building to allow for more efficient movement of passengers and baggage, increase energy efficiencies, and replace aging infrastructure including the gate seating areas at 30 gates.
  • $4.5 million to Gerald R. Ford International Airport Michigan: This grant expands the existing snow removal equipment building an additional 37,317 square feet.
  • $2.8 million to Cedar City Regional Airport in Utah: This grant funds the expansion of the existing terminal by 3,650 square feet that will enhance the efficient movement of passengers and baggage.
  • $1.8 million to Harry Reid International Airport in Nevada: This grant funds the reconstruction of two baggage handling systems in Terminals 1 and 3.

A full list of the new AIG grants is available here. To date, nearly $9 billion of AIG funding has been made available to improve airports across the country.

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