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Press Release - U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $318.1 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 78 Airports in 34 States

WASHINGTON U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $318.1 million in airport infrastructure grants to 78 airports in 34 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 nearly 1,580 new grants to nearly 1,294 airports for a total of $2.8 billion. These grants will provide funds for 646 runway projects and 557 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.

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, AK, $2.8 million funds will be used to acquire replacement snow removal equipment.

Juneau International Airport in Juneau, AK, $10.2 million funds will be used to construct two new airport aprons to provide more area for aircraft to park.

Memorial Field in Hot Springs, AR, $2.2. million funds will be used to expand the terminal apron to provide additional space for aircraft parking.

Pago Pago International Airport in Pago Pago American Samoa, $10 million grant funds will be used to repair the terminal apron where commercial aircraft park.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, AZ, $2 million funds will be used reconstruct part of the terminal apron.

Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, CA, $6.5 million the grant will fund noise mitigation measures for an estimated 440 homes and approximately 1,840 residents who live near the airport.

San Diego International Airport in San Diego, CA, $8.0 million grant funds will be used to mitigate noise for an estimated 715 residents who live near the airport.

Brown Field Municipal Airport in San Diego, CA, $5.7 million grant funds will be used to repair Runway 08L/26R.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport in Fresno, CA, $13.3 million the grant will fund the repair of Taxiway C.

Palo Alto Airport in Palo Alto, CA, $8.5 million funds will be used to repair the airport apron.

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose, CA, $1.6 million the grants will fund the purchase of four zero-emission shuttles buses for the airport to reduce the use of conventional fuels and improve local air quality.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, KY, $4.3 million the funds will be used to repair the commercial apron and the aircraft fuel hydrants.

Alexandria International Airport in Alexandria, LA, $9.3 million the grant will fund noise mitigation measures for an estimated 140 residents who live near the airport.

New Bedford Regional Airport in New Bedford, MA, $7.3 million funds will be used to repair Runway 14/32.

Orange Municipal Airport in Orange, MA, $1.7 million grant funds will be used to repair TaxiwayD.

Lees Summit Municipal Airport in Lees Summit, MO, $6.0 million grant funds will be used for the extension of Taxiway A and installation of lights on the taxiway. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Missouri administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Lees Summit Municipal Airport, in the state.

Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, MO, $11.2 million funds will be used to repair Taxiway B and the taxiway lighting.

Tinian International Airport in the Northern Mariana Islands, $1.9 million the grants will be used to make improvements to the aircraft rescue and firefighting building.

Wilmington International Airport in Wilmington, NC, $1.4 million funds will be used to improve the airport drainage system to deter wildlife.

Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene, NH, $3.5 million grant funds will be used to rebuild Runway14/32. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of New Hampshire administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Dillant-Hopkins Airport, in the state.

Elko Regional Airport in Elko, NV, $1.9 million the funds will be used to stabilize the runway safety area of Runway 6/24 so aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles can drive across the safety area.

John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, $22.7 million funds will be used to install electric charging stations for electric ground service equipment vehicles to reduce airport emissions. Funds will also be used to repair Taxiway Q.

James M. Cox Dayton International Airport in Dayton, OH, $10.4 million grant funds will be used to repair the terminal apron where aircraft park.

Roberts Field in Redmond, OR, $9.5 million grant funds will be used to repair Runway11/29.

Millington Regional Jetport in Millington, TN, $2.2 million grant funds will be used to repair the Runway4/22 lighting and improve utilities at the airport. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Tennessee administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Millington Regional Jetport, in the state.

Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX, $5 million grant funds will be used to extend Taxiway G. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Texas administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, in the state.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Fort Worth, TX, $52.2 million funds will be used to upgrade the terminal aircraft parking apron lighting to improve the airports energy efficiency. Funds will also be used to repair Runway 17C/35C, which is the primary runway at the airport.

George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport in Houston, TX, $21.3 million funds will be used to repair a widen one of the main taxiways at the airport to accommodate larger aircraft.

Cedar City Regional Airport in Cedar City, UT, $3 million grant funds will be used to repair multiple aprons where aircraft park and Taxiways C and A.

Canyonlands Field in Moab, UT, $11.9 million grant funds will be used to improve Runway03/21.

Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, UT, $10 million funds will be used to repair the south terminal apron used to park commercial aircraft.

Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport in Blacksburg, VA, $9.4 million funds will be used to extend Runway 12/30.

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave, VA, $1.7 million grant funds will be used to repair the airport taxiway.

Baraboo Wisconsin Dells Airport in Baraboo, WI, $1.8 million grant funds will be used to repair Runway 01/19. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Wisconsin administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Baraboo Wisconsin Dells Airport, in the state.

Dodge County Airport in Juneau, WI, $2.6 million grant funds will be used to repair Runway08/26 and the runway lighting. As a participant in the State Block Grant Program, the state of Wisconsin administers AIP funds for non-primary airports, including Dodge County Airport, in the state.

Jackson Hole Airport in Jackson, WY, $6 million funds will be used to repair the commercial apron.

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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