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Press Release - U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $162.4 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 72 Airports in 31 States

WASHINGTON U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $162.4 million in airport infrastructure grants to 72 airports in 31 states across the United States as part of the FAAs Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

The Airport Improvement Program helps to maintain our aviation infrastructure and supports safety, capacity, security and environmental improvements, said Secretary Chao. This is an important investment in these airports and the economic vitality of their respective communities.

The airport grant program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings, all of which help to create thousands of jobs.

To date this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced more than 1,351 new grants to nearly 1,205 airports for a total of $2.1 billion. These grants will provide funds for 564 runway projects and 475 taxiway projects that are important to the safety and efficiency of the nations system of airports.

Airports are entitled to a certain amount of AIP funding each year, based on passenger volume. If their capital project needs exceed their available entitlement funds, then the FAA can supplement their entitlements with discretionary funding.

Those airports receiving discretionary grants are listed here, while the entitlement grant recipients can be found on our website.

Pago Pago International Airport in the American Samoa, $3 million funds will be used to repair runway 05/23.

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose, CA, 3.2 million funds will be used to purchase six zero emissions vehicles and to build the infrastructure for charging stations.

Miami Executive Airport in Miami FL, $3.1 million the grant will be used to construct a new taxiway.

Miami International Airport in Miami, FL, $23.5 million funds will be used to reconstruct Taxiway R.

McCall Municipal Airport in McCall, ID, $ 1.1 million funds will be used to construct an airport apron the area where aircraft park.

Owensboro-Daviess-County Airport in Owensboro, KY, $.4.1 million funds will be used to construct an aircraft rescue and firefighting building.

Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg, MD, $2.3 million grant funds will be used to repair the airport taxiway.

Greater Cumberland Regional Airport in Wiley Ford, WV, $5.4 million funds will be used to repair Runway 05/23.

Freemont Municipal Airport in Freemont, MI, $1 million grant funds will be used for the rehabilitation of Runway 18/36. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Michigan administers AIP funds for general aviation airports, including Freemont Municipal Airport, in the state.

Detroit Lakes-Wething Field in Detroit lakes, MN, $2 million funds will be used to construct a runway safety area at the end of the runway.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport in Raleigh, NC, $1.6 million grant funds will be used to purchase four zero emissions vehicles and to build the infrastructure for charging stations.

Dickinson-Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport in Dickinson, ND, $2 million funds will be used to widen the taxiway.

Hector International Airport in Fargo, ND, $4.4 million the project will fund the repair of a taxiway.

Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, NJ, $1 million the grant will fund the repair of Runway 05/23.

Trenton Mercer Airport in Trenton, NJ, $3 million grants funds will be used to repair the taxiway.

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland, OH, $7.3 million funds will be used to purchase snow removal equipment.

Cuyahoga County Airport in Cleveland, OH, $11.3 million grant funds will be used to repair and extend Runway 06/24.

Claremore Regional Airport in Claremore, OK, $1.9 million the project will fund the repair of Runway 17/35.

Grants Pass Airport in Grants Pass, OR, $1.1 million funds will be used to construct a taxiway.

Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, PA, $ 12.3 million grant funds will be used to construct a deicing pad on the airport.

Donaldson Field in Greenville, SC, $ 5.1 million funds will be used to repair a taxiway.

Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, TX, $1.5 million grants funds will be used to extend Runway 16L/34R.

Waukesha Airport in Waukesha, WI, $1.8 million grant funds will be used for the expansion of the apron. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Wisconsin administers AIP funds for general aviation airports, including Waukesha Airport, in the state.

The FAA will issue AIP grants to the airports over the next several weeks in time to take advantage of the summer construction season. The grants will ensure the projects at these airports are either under construction or completed prior to the onset of the winter season.

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