The US Department of Transportation has
announced that the FAA will award $ 290.6m in airport infrastructure grants to
105 airports in 38 states across the United States as part of the FAAs 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 nations 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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.