Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao introduced funding, which is able to attain 264 initiatives in 45 states, the Pacific Islands and the District of Columbia. That is the third allocation of US $ three.18 billion below the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Enchancment Program (FAA) for the nation's airports. The USA has three,332 airports and 5,000 paved runways.
"Infrastructure initiatives funded by these grants will contribute to safety, journey, job creation and different financial advantages for native communities," mentioned Chao.
Tasks embrace reconstruction and rehabilitation of runways, development of firefighting amenities and upkeep of taxiways, aprons and terminals.
The Chicago / Rockford Worldwide Airport, which is able to obtain almost US $ 11.three million to rehabilitate a runway and taxiway, is among the many winners. Minneapolis-St. Paul Worldwide / Wold-Chamberlain will obtain greater than US $ 9.7 million for the development of a taxiway, enchancment of the runway security zone, taxiway lighting and signage. runway incursions. Missoula Worldwide will obtain greater than $ 9.2 million for the development of a terminal and the Pullman / Moscow Regional Airport, in Washington State, will obtain almost $ 27.5 million for development of a touchdown strip, the acquisition of a standby generator and snow removing gear. The San Diego Worldwide Airport will obtain greater than $ four.48 million for noise mitigation measures in native properties.