Article by: Marcia Alexander-Adams
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $ 290.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to 105 airports in 38 states across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
The airport grant program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings which help to create thousands of jobs.
“AIP grants will allow airports to complete critical airport infrastructure projects that will help maintain the safety of the nation’s airports,” said FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta.
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. At this time, the FAA is providing discretionary funding to 26 airports based on their high-priority project needs.
Those receiving discretionary grants are listed here, while the entitlement grant recipients can be found at the link below:
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, AK, $8.2 million – to repair the aircraft parking area also known as the apron.
Fairbanks International Airport in Fairbanks, AK, $3.8 million– funds will be used to make repairs to Taxiway Bravo.
Tucson International Airport in Tucson, AZ, $17.3 million – the grant will fund the repair of Runway 11L/29R.
Meadows Field in Bakersfield, CA, $12.7 million – the grant will fund the repair of Runway 12L/30R.
Long Beach/Daugherty Field in Long Beach, CA, $14.9 million – grant funds will be used to reconstruct Runway 07R/25L.
Sacramento Mather Airport in Sacramento, CA, $3.7 million – the grant will fund the repair of the aircraft parking area called the apron.
San Diego International Airport in San Diego, CA, $16.7 million – the grant will fund the repair of Runway 09/27.
San Luis Valley Regional/Bergman Field in Alamosa, CO, $5.5 million – the grant will fund repairs to Runway 02/20.
Key West International Airport in Key West, FL, $9 million – funds will be used to repair Runway 09/27.
Orlando International Airport in Orlando, FL, $16 million – the grant will fund the repair of Taxiway J, used by aircraft to enter and exit the runway.
Tampa International Airport in Tampa, FL, $9.3 million – the grant will fund the repair of the taxiway.
Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Zephyrhills, FL, $1.6 million – funds will be used to repair Taxiway B pavement and lighting.
Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport in Twin Falls, ID, $3.1 million – funds will be used for the east parallel Taxiway A repairs.
Princeton Municipal Airport in Princeton, ME, $5 million – funds will be used for repairs to Runway 15/33.
Stennis International Airport in Bay St. Louis, MS, $4.8 million – the grant will fund repairs to Runway 18/36.
Ocean County Airport in Toms River, NJ, $4.4 million – funds will be used to repair Runway 06/24.
Yerington Municipal Airport in Yerington, NV, $2.3 million – the grant will fund repairs to Runway 01/19.
Rogue Valley International Airport in Medford, OR, $10.4 million – funds will be used to repair the taxiway.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Avoca, PA, $7.5 million– the grant will fund Taxiway B repairs.
Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, PA, $2.5 million – the grant will fund repairs to Runway 05/23.
Williamsport Regional Airport in Williamsport, PA, $3.8 million – the grant will fund the repair of Runway 09/27.
Anderson Regional Airport in Anderson, SC, $5.4 million – grants funds will be used to repair Runway 05/23.
Logan-Cache Airport in Logan, UT, $1.1 million – funds will be used to repair the taxiway.
Walla Walla Regional Airport in Walla Walla, WA, $5.9 million – the grant will fund the repair of the parallel taxiway.
Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field in Huntington, WVA, $9.3 million – grant funds will be used to reconstruct Taxiway A and the lighting system for that taxiway.
Casper/Natrona County International Airport in Casper, WY, $10.5 million– grant funds will be used to repair Runway 03/21.
See a full listing of all grant recipients (PDF) on our website.
The FAA will issue AIP grants to the airports over the next several weeks in time to take advantage of the spring and 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, which comes in late fall in some parts of the country.