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Biden-Harris Administration awards nearly $187 million in airport infrastructure grants

written by Newsdesk | June 3, 2024

Biden-Harris Administration awards nearly $187 million in airport infrastructure grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced another round of funding for 90 airport-related infrastructure grants across 34 states, totaling nearly $187 million. The projects are funded under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG) program, which is part of the $25 billion allocated in the law for airport improvements such as terminal expansions, baggage system upgrades, and runway safety enhancements.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “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. The funding we’re announcing today will help 91 airports make critical upgrades to improve travel and further modernize our aviation infrastructure.”

FAA Associate Administrator for Airports, Shannetta R. Griffin, P.E., emphasized the importance of these grants, stating, “These grants not only invest in the physical infrastructure of our airports, but also in strengthening safety and improving efficiency for travelers, and help the economy thrive.”

Some of the notable airports receiving funding in this round include:

– Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Michigan: $61.8 million for the rehabilitation of an existing on-airport roadway.
– San Diego International Airport in California: $23.5 million for the construction of a new 1,210,000-square-foot terminal building.
– Kodiak Airport in Alaska: $19.7 million for the reconstruction of Taxiway F pavement.
– Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania: $20.5 million for the reconstruction of the existing terminal building.
– Portland International Jetport in Maine: $8.1 million for the rehabilitation of a portion of the existing parallel Taxiway A pavement and various other airfield projects.

To date, nearly $9 billion of the $15 billion total AIG funding has been made available to airports across the country. The Airport Infrastructure Grant program is one of three aviation grant programs created by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which makes a historic investment in the nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness.


Since the law’s passage, the Administration has announced over $454 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding for more than 56,000 infrastructure projects nationwide and has mobilized over $866 billion in private sector manufacturing and clean energy investments in the United States.


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